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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 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 10 AM (WINTER hrs).

  • Field Trips are generally made in the spring and fall.
Next Monthly Meeting
Apr 27/17, SONC Meeting: Speaker: Ken Tapping - The Sun, Earth and Us
Ken Tapping is an astronomer with the National Research Council's Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory at White Lake.
When the Solar System was formed some 4.5 billion years ago, the Sun was a lot fainter than it is now. At the time life appeared, at least 3.5 billion years ago, the Sun was about 30% fainter than it is now, yet on Earth there were liquid oceans, and there are still liquid oceans today. Over history there has been a complex interaction between the Earth and Sun that has kept conditions stable. Even the ice ages and glaciations were relatively minor perturbations in the Sun/Earth relationship. Now we are in the equation, and our activities are affecting this relationship. In addition, our increasing dependence upon technical infrastructure has introduced a whole new set of vulnerabilities. In this talk we will examine the Sun/Earth/Us relationship, and where it might lead.
Action Needed Now
Please check out our "action needed now" section to see how you can help.
New Book Added
Check out the Books section for a very special book authored by our youngest member. An ideal gift for aspiring young birders.
South Okanagan Nature BOOKS book1
Okanagan Valley Birding Trail Guide
The "must-have" guide to the hottest birding spots in the Okanagan Valley. Thirty-two pages crammed with all the info you need to find birds in the Okanagan. With more than 320 species possible, the Okanagan has everything from ptarmigan to Sage Thrashers and lots in between.

Available now for only $4.00 plus postage & handling. To order click on books in the list above.
WELCOME to the 2016/17 Executive
President: Bob Handfield
Vice President: Lisa Scott
Treasurer: Colleen Emshay
Secretary: Marlene Hikichi (acting)
Directors: Myrna Bosomworth, Jerry Buzzell, Wendy Stewart, Jim Turnbull
Membership Secretary: Christine Anderson
Our secretary Margot Henny is seriously ill and we need someone to take over the secretarial duties. Please contact Bob or one of the Board members if you would consider taking this on.