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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 (SPRING hrs).

  • Field Trips are generally made in the spring and fall.
Next Monthly Meeting
September 28 Paradise vs Reality Alison Roberts-Zschocke will tell us about everyday life in the Galapagos. 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 the local population. Using photos from their six-month stay in Puerto Ayora, Galapagos, the presentors hope to shed some light on everyday life on these "enchanted islands" in the Pacific.
CONGRATULATIONS
Two SONC members have recently been recognized for their dedication towards stewardship.

The Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship (OSS) is proud to announce its first annual Wildlife Habitat Stewardship Awards. The Awards recognize landowners and volunteers who have made a significant contribution towards a collaborative stewardship project on their property or have championed projects on public lands.
Anthea Bryan
Projects: too many to mention, OSS Board of Directors
Recognition: One of the founders of the SOS Stewardship Program in 1994.
Allan Garland
Projects: Ellis Basin and Riverside Marsh (Penticton) Road 22 (Oliver)
Recognition: Removal of invasive weeds, hand watering plants not on the irrigation line, garbage removal.
2018 Nature Photo Contest
The Club is sponsoring a photo contest open to all residents of the RDOS. There will be a number of categories such as landscape, waterfowl, birds, wild flowers, etc. Prizes will be given in all categories with the total value of prizes in excess of $4,000. Photos must have been taken within the boundaries of the RDOS. Entries will be due in the spring of 2018. More details to follow in September.
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 2016/17 Executive
President: Bob Handfield
Vice President: Lisa Scott
Treasurer: Colleen Emshay
Secretary: Marlene Hikichi (acting)
Directors: Myrna Bosomworth, Jerry Buzzell, Wendy Stewart, Jim Turnbull
Membership Secretary: Christine Anderson