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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The Club's AGM is being held by ZOOM on December 8th at 7PM. Check your email for a link to this meeting.


Thursday birding outings are back. 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.

Nature in Focus - South Okanagan Similkameen Nature Journal

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 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.

You can now purchase the Journal at The Book Shop (the used book store) on Main St in Penticton


BUY NOW!!!