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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.

  • Field Trips are generally made in the spring and fall.
Next Monthly Meeting
May 26 - 7PM, United Church
The Ants of British Columbia: Ecological Giants Shadowed by Invasives
Ants are one of the most successful groups of animals on the planet. While only approximately 15,000 species have been described, making them a species diversity lightweight within the insects, they contribute more biomass to most ecosystems than any other animal group. The social behaviour of ants is truly fascinating, ranging from weakly social species that feed on the blood of their own young to highly organized slave takers, farmers and ranchers. Here Entomologist Dr. Rob Higgins will look at some of this diversity in British Columbia and also take a look at new arrivals that are overshadowing this group, the fire ants.http://www.facebook.com/paintedturtleproject?fref=ts
Upcoming Field Trip
see Field Trips 2016
* next weeding May 14, see Habitat Garden
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 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