Welcome to the new SONC website. If you have any suggestions please get in touch with Bob Handfield or Glenda Ross.

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.

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Next Monthly Meeting PIZZA NIGHT RETURNS - OCTOBER 28TH, 2021

READ CAREFULLY - ALL YOU CAN EAT Pizza night will be restricted to members who have their VACCINE CARDS showing proof of being fully vaccinated. Masks must be worn when not seated at the eating tables. Tickets must be purchased in advance on this website or by leaving an envelope with payment and your name at the Church office. Ticket sales will close on Monday, October 25. The Church kitchen is closed so you must bring your own plates and cutlery and your own drinks. Doors open at 6PM; pizza will be served at 6:30.
Pizza will be followed by a slide show presentation by President Alex Bodden.
Bring your cheque book or some extra cash as our new nature journal Nature in Focus will be available for purchase. Also a good time to renew your membership if you haven't done so. Use the drop down menu to select number of tickets and type of pizza. Tickets only $5

Thursday birding outings are expected to resume on October 7th. Only participants who have proof of being fully vaccinated will be permitted to participate. Details will be emailed to all previous participants. To be included in the email list contact Wendy at: wendyastewartatshawdotca

We encourage everyone to continue to walk in nature and to post your sightings and photos on the SONC Facebook page.

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Nature in Focus - South Okanagan Similkameen Nature Journal


 The South Okanagan Naturalists' Club is proud to announce our newest publication - the South Okanagan Similkameen Nature Journal.  Available now - just in time to make your Christmas shopping so much easier.
$25 each but buy 2 or more and the price drops to $20 each. South Okanagan residents can avoid shipping charges by choosing the pick-up option.
You do not need a PayPal account to purchase - you will be given the option of PayPal or a credit/debit card near the end of the checkout process.

Book details:

160 pages - photographs and journaling space
80 pages – full-colour photographs and accompanying text
75 pages – lined pages for writing or drawing
Metal coil binding for ease of use
Card-stock cover, front and back