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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 (FALL hrs).

  • Field Trips are generally made in the spring and fall.
Next Monthly Meeting
October 27
AGM, details to follow
Speaker: Jay Kehne - Working for Wildlife: Maintaining Okanogan’s working lands and wildlife heritage
Jay Kehne, Okanagan Outreach Associate with Conservation Northwest, will speak about Working for Wildlife, an initiative of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The initiative aims to sustain the traditional agricultural uses and values that families have maintained for generations to ensure that we still have working ranches, forests, and wildlife coexisting here a hundred years from now. The program also looks to protect and enhance open spaces, migration paths, and habitat connections for wildlife, winter range for mule deer, and habitat for sharp-tailed grouse across the Okanogan Valley and highlands.
Jay has been a Meadowlark Festival event leader on the Kilpoola IBA tour for the last four years. On these tours, he explained the Washington State Wolf pack situation and the importance of wildlife corridors.
Nature Conservancy of Canada Bobolink Meadow Campaign
Please click on the Action Needed Now link to the left of the screen to read about this important land purchase fund raising.
Upcoming Field Trip
see Field Trips 2016
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 2015/16 Executive
President: Bob Handfield
Vice President: Lisa Scott
Treasurer: Colleen Emshay
Secretary: Margot Henny
Directors: Jerry Buzzell, Pam Krannitz, Doreen Olson, Jim Turnbull
Membership Secretary: Christine Anderson