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.
  • For July and August our birding, wildflower, geology, social group meets only twice a month instead of every Thursday in the north parking lot of Cherry Lane Mall (north of Warren Ave. and east of Atkinson St.) at 8 AM. Our birding group continues with Thursday outings the rest of the year, same meeting spot. Starting Sept. 13/18 birding starts at 9 AM
  • Field Trips are generally made in the spring and fall.

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Next Monthly Meeting

Our next monthly meeting is November 22nd . Sarah Boyle from Parks Canada is going to tell us about some exciting Parks Canada projects in BC and elsewhere.

Recent Newsletter

Our most recent newsletter is March and is available on the Honker page under NEWS.

Nature in Focus – A Photo Contest

The Club’s nature photo contest has now reached the exhibit stage with 100 great photos on display at the Penticton Museum. While viewing the photos you can take the time to vote for the Raymond James People’s Choice Award. Originally scheduled to end in early January, the exhibit has now been extended to February 15th. The winners of the Penticton Western News Readers’ Choice awards have been announced:

First place Waiting for Mom by Paul Graham
Second place Big Horn Sheep in the Snow by Andrew Morrissey
Third place Spotted Lake by Julian Giordano

We would like to recognize and thank our sponsors for this contest: Vortex Binoculars Canada, Parks Canada, Burrowing Owl Winery, London Drugs, Penticton Western News, Waypoint Advisory Group – Raymond James Ltd, Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society, Penticton Golf & Country Club, The Nature Trust of BC, The Book Shop, BC Nature, BC Naturalists Foundation and The Penticton Museum.