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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.
April 24 2014 Meeting
Biodiversity & Climate - what insects tell us - Paleobiologist Dr Bruce Archibald

Dr Archibald has studied modern ecosystems and compared these with fossil insect communities to try to answer questions such as "why are there more species in the tropics?
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