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Mission Statement:“To provide a dynamic local focus for experiencing the natural world of B.C. and for promoting its conservation”
• Indoor meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month, September to May (except for December) at 7:00 pm in the basement of the Penticton United Church, 696 Main Street (blue church on the corner of Main & Eckhardt). Please bring your own coffee mug ---- New members always welcome,
• Our birding, wildflower, geology, social group meets every Thursday in the north parking lot of Cherry Lane Mall (north of Warren Ave. and east of Atkinson St.) at 9 AM warmer months & 10 AM winter.
• Field Trips are generally made in the spring and fall.
May 22 2014 Meeting
The Okanagan's Least Wanted - Lisa Scott

Local biologist Lisa Scott has been leading the battle against invasive plants for close to two decades in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys. Lisa has worked with many partners to educate land owners, land managers, youth and community groups; encourage best management practices; coordinate and implement treatment programs to control everything from knapweed to puncturevine to yellow flag iris. The challenges of managing invasive species have grown exponentially in recent years. OASISS, the local invasive species society, has now expanded its mandate to include aquatic invaders, such as zebra and quagga mussels, and the tiny, but extremely aggressive European fire ant. Come learn about the myriad of species that are unwelcome in our region, and what you can do to prevent their arrival and spread.
BOOKS
South Okanagan Nature BOOKS book1
Okanagan Valley Birding Trail Guide
The "must-have" guide to the hottest birding spots in the Okanagan Valley. Thirty-two pages crammed with all the info you need to find birds in the Okanagan. With more than 320 species possible, the Okanagan has everything from ptarmigan to Sage Thrashers and lots in between.

Available now for only $5.00 plus postage & handling. To order click on books in the list above.
SONC Council 2013/14
President: Bob Handfield
Vice President: Doreen Olson
Past-president: Glenda Ross
Treasurer: Paul Graham
Secretary: Marlene Hikichi

Directors: Joyce Hoglund; Jim Shaver; Dennis St. John; Jim Turnbull