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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 (SPRING hrs).

  • Field Trips are generally made in the spring and fall.
Next Monthly Meeting
September 28 Paradise vs Reality Alison Roberts-Zschocke will tell us about everyday life in the Galapagos. While the natural beauty of the archipelago can hardly be disputed, a growing population dependent on tourism makes conservation a difficult task. This presentation will give an introduction to the Galapagos Islands and discuss how tourism and conservation are negotiated and manipulated by the local population. Using photos from their six-month stay in Puerto Ayora, Galapagos, the presentors hope to shed some light on everyday life on these "enchanted islands" in the Pacific.
2018 Nature Photo Contest
The Club is sponsoring a photo contest open to all residents of the RDOS - you need not be a member of SONC. There will be a number of categories such as landscape, waterfowl, birds, wild flowers, etc. Prizes will be given in all categories with the total value of prizes in excess of $4,000. Photos must have been taken within the boundaries of the RDOS. There will be a $5 fee per entry but a 20% discount for 5 or more entries (5 entries will cost $20). Exact details of the entry process will be posted soon - payment will be by PayPal on the website. Entries will be due in the spring of 2018.

We would like to recognize and thank our sponsors for this contest: Vortex Binoculars Canada, Parks Canada, London Drugs, Penticton Western, Burrowing Owl Winery, Waypoint Advisory Group - Raymond James Ltd, Penticton Golf & Country Club and the Penticton Museum.
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 2016/17 Executive
President: Bob Handfield
Vice President: Lisa Scott
Treasurer: Colleen Emshay
Secretary: Marlene Hikichi (acting)
Directors: Myrna Bosomworth, Jerry Buzzell, Wendy Stewart, Jim Turnbull
Membership Secretary: Christine Anderson