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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.
• Field Trips are generally made in the spring and fall.
Next Monthly Meeting
Thursday, April 23/15
SPEAKER/TOPIC - TBA
Next Field Trip
April 26/15
Check out "Field Trips 2015" for info
Habitat Garden
I would like to thank all those who have contributed to the habitat garden over the years. The fact that the garden, a cooperative project between Okanagan College and SONC has endured for almost 25 years is a remarkable achievement. You may wonder-can such a small garden actually provide habitat for wildlife? Yes it can. March 10th, at a meeting to discuss the gardens' future we observed several sprouted caches of antelope brush seedlings which were buried by the great basin pocket mouse a red listed species of mammal. The garden has also hosted sandhill skippers and monarch butterfly caterpillars, both species at risk in British Columbia. This garden makes a difference! Check out our scheduled weeding dates under "Habitat Garden" and come join us.

Dennis
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 $4.00 plus postage & handling. To order click on books in the list above.
WELCOME to the 2014/15 Executive
President: open
Vice President: open
Treasurer: Paul Graham
Secretary: Marlene Hikichi
Past President: Bob Handfield
Directors: Jerry Buzzell, Doreen Olson, Lisa Scott, Dennis St. John, Jim Turnbull.