March & April: SONC 2017 Trip Schedule

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Most of the rambles will be around 3 hours & within a short drive. Some will have car shuttles so we don’t have to double back. These trips are a combination of wildflowers, geology, history & the great outdoors and the greatest of companions! And of course birds! 2017 LEADERS: Alex Bodden — a.bodden@shaw.ca Wendy Stewart — wendyastewart@shaw.ca Charmaine Foster …

May & June: SONC 2017 Trip Schedule

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May & June 2017 Most of the rambles will be around 3 hours & within a short drive. Some will have car shuttles so we don’t have to double back. These trips are a combination of wildflowers, geology, history & the great outdoors and the greatest of companions! And of course birds! 2017 LEADERS: Alex Bodden — a.bodden@shaw.ca Wendy Stewart …

July & August: Schedule for SONC 2017 trips

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Most of the rambles will be around 3 hours & within a short drive. Some will have car shuttles so we don’t have to double back. These trips are a combination of wildflowers, geology, history & the great outdoors and the greatest of companions! And of course birds! 2017 LEADERS: Alex Bodden — a.bodden@shaw.ca Wendy Stewart — wendyastewart@shaw.ca Charmaine Foster …

September & October: Schedule for SONC 2017 trips

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Most of the rambles will be around 3 Ihours & within a short drive. Some will have car shuttles so we don’t have to double back. These trips are a combination of wildflowers, geology, history & the great outdoors and the greatest of companions! And of course birds! 2017 LEADERS: Alex Bodden — a.bodden@shaw.ca Wendy Stewart — wendyastewart@shaw.ca Charmaine Foster …

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Speaker: Sarah Boyle – Bats in Nakima Caves

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Nov 22/18 Speaker: Sarah Boyle from Parks Canada Topic: Sarah, who is currently working as Project Manager for Parks Canada, is  going to tell us about the discovery of bats in Nakima Caves, in Glacier National Park, and will also include a video about rearing Cariboo in the wild.

Speaker: Jason and Matthias Bieber – the BC Hummingbird Project, the Vaseux Lake Migration Monitoring Program and the Summerland MAPS project

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We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the September 27th meeting of the South Okanagan Naturalists Club. We will be welcoming, as our presenters, Jason and Matthias Bieber, who are actively involved in the BC Hummingbird Project, the Vaseux Lake Migration Monitoring Program and the Summerland MAPS project. Their talk will cover all three of these areas of interest.

Speaker: Kristen Mancuso – migration ecology of Yellow-breasted Chats and Gray Catbirds

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February 22/18—SONC monthly meeting. Kristen Mancuso (a PhD student at UBCO) will talk about her research on the migration ecology of Yellow-breasted Chats and Gray Catbirds breeding in the south Okanagan Valley. Both species are at the northwestern periphery of their breeding range in the south Okanagan but she will incorporate a range-wide perspective on connecting breeding and wintering grounds.

Speaker: Annual Members’ Night

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January 25/18— SONC monthly meeting. This is our annual members’ night event when you can give a mini-slide show of any photos you want: hiking in the Alps, viewing cacti in Arizona, stalking Bighorn sheep in our valley—whatever your photos, show some of them to your fellow club members.

Speaker: Alison Roberts-Zschoke – everyday life in the Galapagos

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September 28/17  Our guest speaker will be Alison Roberts-Zschoke:  everyday life in the Galapagos;  Paradise vs Reality.  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 …

Speaker: Paul Preston – Mysterious Nightjars of the South Okanagan

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May 25/17 Join Paul Preston, the WildResearch Regional Coordinator of BC Nightjar Survey as he gives a presentation about the mysterious nightjars of the South Okanagan and the conservation efforts aimed at helping them. Paul will talk about the biology of the Common Poorwill and Common Nighthawk and their populations in the South Okanagan. In addition, he will tell us …

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Nature Wise December 2017

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Christmas Bird counts; increase in bald eagles in the south Okanagan; Christmas gifts – books about the south Okanagan by Okanagan authors; Dick Cannings, Don Gayton, Melody Hessing; South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls; Wilderness Committee

Nature Wise November 2017

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A modest proposal:  old recreational vehicles – what do we do with them? Difficult to recycle – too much fiberglass and a large mix of materials; some places -Portland OR – running out of room to store abandoned RV’s; why not an environmental disposal  fee as with many other common goods?

Nature Wise May 2017

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Fun Stuff in the South Okanagan: In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, BioBlitz Canada 150 is bringing together the Canadianpublic with scientists and naturalists to explore the richness of Canada’s biodiversity and celebrate ournatural heritage. Participants will explore dozens of ecologically important areas across Canada. It’sCanada’s “nature selfie,” and you’re invited!Nine different events.

Nature Wise April 2017

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Some Provincial election issues:  proposed national park; protecting geographic and cultural values and First Nations heritage; Parks Canada; no endangered species legislation; invasive mussels; grizzly bear trophy hunting.

Nature Wise march 2017

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November 2017 – The Honker

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Christmas Bird Count dates; Nature Trust of BC property purchases; Henk Saaltink; Conservation report; book review – The Tide; Olaf Henny; tiger salamander research; heavens -Mars, Jupiter, Summer triangle; National Park reserve progress; Invasive squirrels -eastern fox; eastern grey.

July 2017 – The Honker

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SONC fee increase; Margot Henny Memorial; the Heavens – solar eclipse; the naive naturalist; a flycatcher saga; Orville Dyer receives BC Nature Recognition Award; letter – mountain bikes not compatible.

January 2017 – The Honker

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In this issue: President’s Report, Coming Events, Take Back the Wild, Conservation Report, SOS National Park, A Poem, Orville Dyer Reres , The Heavens, Our Curious Relationship with Nature, Penticton Oxbows, Penticton CBC, Vaseux CBC, Oliver-Osoyoos CBC

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Nature Wise January 2013

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