Welcome to the new SONC website. If you have any suggestions please get in touch with Bob Handfield or Glenda Ross.
“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 Thursdays 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
Our February meeting is members’ night and PIZZA night! This is an opportunity to show a few of your favorite photos or give a 5-10 minute talk about something dear to your heart (contact Alex Bodden for details). Pizza will be served at 6PM but you must purchase a ticket ahead of time. Tickets are $5 on our website (see below) or leave the money in an envelope at the church office. Deadline to buy tickets is noon, February 24th. Non-member pizza tickets are $10.
We have just added another event for members’ night: a bird friendly coffee tasting. We will have four flavours of certified bird friendly coffee from Birds and Beans so you can decide what you like before you buy.
Order your pizza night tickets here
Our most recent newsletter is January and is available on the Honker page under NEWS.
Nature in Focus – A Photo Contest
The contest is over and the nearly 5 month long exhibit at the Penticton Museum is finished (2018). Thanks to everyone who participated.
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
The winner of the Waypoint Advisory Group (Raymond James) Peoples’ Choice Award was:
Paul Graham: Waiting for Mom
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.