March & April: SONC 2017 Trip Schedule

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Most of the rambles will be around 3 hours & within a short drive. Some will have car shuttles so we don’t have to double back. These trips are a combination of wildflowers, geology, history & the great outdoors and the greatest of companions! And of course birds! 2017 LEADERS: Alex Bodden — a.bodden@shaw.ca Wendy Stewart — wendyastewart@shaw.ca Charmaine Foster …

May & June: SONC 2017 Trip Schedule

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May & June 2017 Most of the rambles will be around 3 hours & within a short drive. Some will have car shuttles so we don’t have to double back. These trips are a combination of wildflowers, geology, history & the great outdoors and the greatest of companions! And of course birds! 2017 LEADERS: Alex Bodden — a.bodden@shaw.ca Wendy Stewart …

July & August: Schedule for SONC 2017 trips

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Most of the rambles will be around 3 hours & within a short drive. Some will have car shuttles so we don’t have to double back. These trips are a combination of wildflowers, geology, history & the great outdoors and the greatest of companions! And of course birds! 2017 LEADERS: Alex Bodden — a.bodden@shaw.ca Wendy Stewart — wendyastewart@shaw.ca Charmaine Foster …

September & October: Schedule for SONC 2017 trips

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Most of the rambles will be around 3 Ihours & within a short drive. Some will have car shuttles so we don’t have to double back. These trips are a combination of wildflowers, geology, history & the great outdoors and the greatest of companions! And of course birds! 2017 LEADERS: Alex Bodden — a.bodden@shaw.ca Wendy Stewart — wendyastewart@shaw.ca Charmaine Foster …

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Speaker: Sarah Boyle – Bats in Nakima Caves

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Nov 22/18 Speaker: Sarah Boyle from Parks Canada Topic: Sarah, who is currently working as Project Manager for Parks Canada, is  going to tell us about the discovery of bats in Nakima Caves, in Glacier National Park, and will also include a video about rearing Cariboo in the wild.

Speaker: Jason and Matthias Bieber – the BC Hummingbird Project, the Vaseux Lake Migration Monitoring Program and the Summerland MAPS project

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We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the September 27th meeting of the South Okanagan Naturalists Club. We will be welcoming, as our presenters, Jason and Matthias Bieber, who are actively involved in the BC Hummingbird Project, the Vaseux Lake Migration Monitoring Program and the Summerland MAPS project. Their talk will cover all three of these areas of interest.

Speaker: Kristen Mancuso – migration ecology of Yellow-breasted Chats and Gray Catbirds

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February 22/18—SONC monthly meeting. Kristen Mancuso (a PhD student at UBCO) will talk about her research on the migration ecology of Yellow-breasted Chats and Gray Catbirds breeding in the south Okanagan Valley. Both species are at the northwestern periphery of their breeding range in the south Okanagan but she will incorporate a range-wide perspective on connecting breeding and wintering grounds.

Speaker: Annual Members’ Night

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January 25/18— SONC monthly meeting. This is our annual members’ night event when you can give a mini-slide show of any photos you want: hiking in the Alps, viewing cacti in Arizona, stalking Bighorn sheep in our valley—whatever your photos, show some of them to your fellow club members.

Speaker: Alison Roberts-Zschoke – everyday life in the Galapagos

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September 28/17  Our guest speaker will be Alison Roberts-Zschoke:  everyday life in the Galapagos;  Paradise vs Reality.  While the natural beauty of the archipelago can hardly be disputed, a growing population dependent on tourism makes conservation a difficult task.  This presentation will give an introduction to the Galapagos Islands and discuss how tourism and conservation are negotiated and manipulated by …

Speaker: Paul Preston – Mysterious Nightjars of the South Okanagan

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May 25/17 Join Paul Preston, the WildResearch Regional Coordinator of BC Nightjar Survey as he gives a presentation about the mysterious nightjars of the South Okanagan and the conservation efforts aimed at helping them. Paul will talk about the biology of the Common Poorwill and Common Nighthawk and their populations in the South Okanagan. In addition, he will tell us …

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Scarlet Gilia

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Dianne has been a professional artist for more than 35 years with creative beginnings in the wild places of Canada’s western province — that included a river-side log cabin nestled in the Okanagan Mountains, and a lighthouse station on the blustery outer coast of Vancouver Island.  On a emergency air base in the open grassland of the Fraser Plateau Dianne …

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Common Loon

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Biography……. Dianne has been a professional artist for more than 35 years with creative beginnings in the wild places of Canada’s western province — that included a river-side log cabin nestled in the Okanagan Mountains, and a lighthouse station on the blustery outer coast of Vancouver Island.  On a emergency air base in the open grassland of the Fraser Plateau …

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Bat

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Greg is a retired letter carrier from Canada Post   He is a member of SONC. Greg’s passion is enjoying the outdoors and travelling throughout the west. Being outdoors so much offers many opportunities for great photos. South Okanagan has 15 species of Bats!

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Great Horned Owl

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Jodi is a retired artist whose work was inspired by her relationship with the landscape of the BC coast. Now living in the Okanagan, Jodi is a SONC member who is putting her artistic skills to use with her camera, focusing on the diverse wildlife and landscapes of the south Okanagan.

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Cinnamon Bear

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Jodi is a retired artist whose work was inspired by her relationship with the landscape of the BC coast. Now living in the Okanagan, Jodi is a SONC member who is putting her artistic skills to use with her camera, focusing on the diverse wildlife and landscapes of the south Okanagan.

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November 2020 – The Honker

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MARCH 2019 – THE HONKER

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