Club members meet every week for birding trips, and participate in annual birding counts.

Members meet every Friday to enjoy botany trips in the Okanagan.

Members meet every week for hiking and biking trips. Check this page often for hiking schedules and notices.

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, 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 the Christmas Bird Count, the January Sweagle (swan and eagle) Count, and with the Okanagan Mountain Park Critter Count.

Oblongleaf Bluebells

Mertensia oblongifolia

Hiking and Biking


To know nature and

keep it worth knowing

Join us!

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Off-line (PDF) or Online (Word)

Who are we?


The Conservation Committee meets monthly

Our Current Newsletter

Monthly Meetings

are held on the

second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Learn more


The Okanagan Bird Count

By Les Gyug

Past Newsletters are on

the About Us page

CONC Monthly meeting

8 November 2016

When: 7:00 pm

Where: Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna

Topics: Badgers on the Edge

Speaker: Brett Ford, UBC’s Okanagan Campus

Synopsis: British Columbia’s badgers lie at the northwestern edge of their range. Brett will review what we know about our badgers, the risks they face, and how genetics can be used as a tool to understand how our activities have affected this species.

Upcoming CONC meetings

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.

Alternatively, send your membership application and dues to P.O. Box 21128, Orchard Park P.O.,

Kelowna, BC V1Y 9N8

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