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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
February 26. Cats, Glass and You!

Free-ranging domestic cats and windows are estimated to kill more birds per year than any other source besides habitat loss. In Canada, cats (mainly feral) are estimated to kill between 100 and 350 million birds per year. Between 16.1 and 42.2 million birds are killed per year due to collisions with buildings. Residential homes are estimated to cause 90% of building related mortality. Come learn from Tanya Luszcz (Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada) about what you can do as a homeowner and cat owner to reduce mortality of our feathered friends.
Membership Renewal Time
PAST DUE Please mail a cheque to our treasurer at the SONC address or pay via the website.
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 2014/15 Executive
President: open
Vice President: open
Treasurer: Paul Graham
Secretary: Marlene Hikichi
Past President: Bob Handfield
Directors: Jerry Buzzell, Doreen Olson, Lisa Scott, Dennis St. John, Jim Turnbull.