Environmental News

A curated set of environmental news stories brought to you by the Gottlieb Native Garden team.


Diane Shader Smith

Third annual “Desert Tortoise Week” kicks off in October

Local, federal and nonprofit organizations throughout the entire range of the Mojave desert tortoise are coming together to raise awareness and promote recovery of one of the desert’s most iconic species through a series of events starting in October.

Gallery at 48 Natoma explores nature’s beauty

Three artists will be featured in the next exhibit at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom with Randy Honerlah showcasing his large, stylized paintings, floral watercolors by Judy Lew Loose and Lutz Hornischer’s wood sculptures.

Fall Planting Season Begins October 1 at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Starting, Friday, October 1, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (SBBG) is excited to kick off the fall planting season. 

Spreading Native Plant Seeds for the Future of Urban Landscapes

UC Davis Partnering on Project to Give Seeds to Locals

California Natives for Fall Planting

By planting from mid-September through mid-November, roots of all plants have a chance to grow during fall and most of the winter without having to supply nourishment to the leafy portion of the plant. 

Are all invasive species objectionable?

California’s iceplants exemplify a dilemma. To someone unfamiliar with the origin of iceplants, the spreading blanket of healthy vegetation might seem a horticultural dream.

Help North State pollinators: Turn your garden into a California wildflower wonderland

Decide which wildflowers are going to work best with the bulbs you planted. 

Plant these no-fail natives this fall

There are a few things to consider when selecting native plants for a habitat garden.

Trumpeter Swan death leads to an alliance with ATV club

A special donation took place late last month, building a bridge between the local ATV community and those dedicated to preserving the trumpeter swan.

At this Chumash plant nursery in Santa Ynez, native seeds are bringing tribal culture back to life

Native seedlings are popping out of black plastic trays at a tribal plant nursery in Santa Ynez: purple sage, coast live oak, tobacco, islay cherries, gooseberry, mugwort, bladderpod, buckwheat, wild rye, dogbane. The list goes on.