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 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

In April we will be welcoming local biologist Doug Wahl who has worked for the Forest Practices Board since 2008. Doug will talk about the role of the BC Forest Practices Board, the province’s independent watchdog for sound forest practices. He will discuss some recent and ongoing investigations related to wildlife, including a current special investigation on forest harvesting and northern goshawk.

SPECIAL APRIL BIRDING TRIP

Please note there will be a special all day birding trip on April 27 to the Douglas Lake IBA area. For more details contact Alex Bodden: a.bodden@shaw.ca

Recent Newsletter

Our most recent newsletter is March 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. 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.