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Kingfisher Club members meet weekly for birding trips and participate in annual birding counts.
Calypso orchid Members meet every Friday throughout the growing season to enjoy botany trips in the Okanagan
View over Okanagan Lake Members meet every week for hiking and biking, and, in winter, snowshoeing. Check this page often for schedules and notices.
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The Conservation Committee meets monthly.

CONC Monthly Meeting

8 May 2018

When: 7:00 p.m.

Where: Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna BC

Title: The Bee Ambassador Project

Speaker: Nancy Holmes

While no single factor can be blamed for the overall global decline of insect populations, three key factors are diseases, pesticide use, and habitat loss.

Border Free Bees takes on the challenge of protecting and creating pollinator habitat in our communities through fun and collaborative community engagement; learn about their most recent project “The Kelowna Bee Ambassador Project”.

Nancy is a poet who teaches at UBC’s Okanagan campus. She collaborates on eco-art projects, most recently on Border Free Bees, awarded the Pollinator Advocate Award for Canada in 2017 by the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC).

More details on this and other CONC meetings: Upcoming CONC meetings document.

Jackpine Meadows final report
by Peter Courtney
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Dues are $30 for singles, $42 for families, $14 for students, and cover September of one year through August of the next.

Membership brings you our monthly newsletter (Central Okanagan Naturalist), a subscription to the quarterly BCnature from BC Nature (The Federation of BC Naturalists), and participation in trips and events.

Bring your membership application and dues to  one of our monthly meetings. Alternatively, send them to PO Box 21128, Orchard Park PO, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9N8
CONC Activities Policy (PDF)

Monthly Meetings

are held on the second Tuesday of the month, September through June, at 7:00 p.m.

Learn more about CONC and its activities

Who are we?

The Central Okanagan Naturalists’ Club (CONC), based in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, is a group dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of nature in the central part of the Okanagan Valley.

CONC has active groups interested in birding, botany, conservation, education (year-round), hiking (in the spring, summer, and fall), and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing (in the winter). CONC holds monthly meetings with informative and interesting speakers. Many members participate on local, regional, and provincial bodies whose interests reflect ours.

CONC is involved with December/January Christmas Bird Counts, the January Sweagle (swan and eagle) Count, and with the May Okanagan Mountain Park Critter Count.

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Oblongleaf Bluebells
Mertensia oblongifolia
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