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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.
Next Monthly Meeting
November 27: Tom Lowery - "Contribution of plant species diversity to the sustainable management of grapevine pests".

Dr. Tom Lowery, entomologist at the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (PARC) in Summerland, will speak about one of his current projects. According to the Summerland Review of April 11, 2013, Tom was “awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his leadership in integrated and sustainable pest management for grapes and his contributions to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) National Plum Pox Virus Program…His research focusing on non-chemical methods to manage insect and mite pests on grapevines has significantly influenced cultivation practices and reduced the use of chemicals in Canada’s wine regions, notably the Okanagan.”
Membership Renewal Time
Please mail a cheque to our treasurer at the SONC address or pay via the website.
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, Lisa Scott, Dennis St. John, Jim Turnbull.