Welcome to the SONC website.
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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 at Penticton Seniors' Drop-In Centre, 2965 South Main Street, Penticton.
  • . 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.

Annual Waiver

Required annually with membership fee.


Download PDF Waiver

Next Monthly Meeting


September 28 - Sue Elwell is a self-taught individual who has a huge love of nature and an even greater sense of curiosity. This leads her wanting to know names of everything she discovers. She is a long time hummingbird bander and with her sharp eye and memory can tell if a hummingbird had been banded even before it has been trapped. A perfect fit for the BIMBY(Butterflies in my Back Yard) citizen science project. Her presentation, Butterflies of BC, is an overview of butterflies with an emphasis on the butterflies found specifically in the Similkameen and South Okanagan

Next Monthly Meeting


March 23rd: Come out to hear award winning local author and ecologist Don Gayton discuss his new book The Sky and the Patio. Don uses his backyard patio as a springboard to delve into our human relationship with nature. Don's awards include the BC Book Award, the Canadian Science Writers Award and the US National Outdoor Book Award.

Bird Outings

Thursday birding outings are back! Outings generally start at 9AM. If you would like to know more about Thursday outings, please email Wendy at wendyastewart@shaw.ca .

Trip Outings

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Anniversary Video

If you missed the Club’s 60th Anniversary dinner and presentation in September 2022 you can watch the retrospective video produced by Club member Patrick Parenteau by clicking on the play link below (about 25 minutes).