COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of most CONC activities.

Regular evening meetings, via Zoom, are occurring. The topics for the next meeting are described below.

We hope to resume other activities as soon as possible.

In the meantime, members are welcome to do small-group, socially distanced activities on their own.

A 2020 activity was the Mission Creek Greenway Biodiversity Challenge organized by CONC in conjunction with the Friends of Mission Creek and Regional District Parks. How many species did naturalists find along the Greenway in 2020? The Challenge iNaturalist website is here.

About the Central Okanagan Naturalists’ Club

CONC is a naturalists’ club based in Kelowna, BC, part of the Central Okanagan. Please note that we are a group interested in birds, botany, cycling, hiking, and snowshoeing (in the appropriate seasons); we are not interested in running around naked.

We recognize that our activities take place on the traditional and unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan people

We organize a variety of weekly activities and hold monthly meetings to discuss club business and see a presentation on a topic of interest to the club. A few members, active or retired professionals, produce scientific articles. Details are available on the About Us page.

Many members participate in local, regional, and provincial bodies whose interests reflect the Club’s interests.

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

Join us!

Membership information is available on the Information for Everyone page.

Upcoming activities

As noted above, the birding, hiking, snowshoeing, botany, and bicycling activities mentioned below are cancelled until further notice. When they resume, the activities will appear in the calendar below.

Additional information on hikes/snowshoe/bicycle trips) is on the Hiking page.

Additional information on birding trips is on the Birding page.

Friday botany trips in the spring (and occasionally in the fall) are described on the Botany page. Note that this information includes places you can visit on your own, along with species lists,

Monthly Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month, September through May, at 7:00 p.m., currently via Zoom, with a picnic in June (but not in 2021).

Next meeting: 14 September, via Zoom, at 7:00 p.m.

Title: Botanical Travels in Yukon’s Beringia

Speaker: Terry McIntosh

About the presentation: Over the past few years Terry has been travelling into northern Yukon into areas that have not been glaciated for millions of years (Beringia). He will present, with lots of photos and wee stories, the results of his botanical explorations (mainly about Sphagnum mosses and bogs).

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

Latest newsletter

Here’s our latest (September 2021) newsletter.

Need more information?

Please use the menu system at the top of each page and its links to explore our different activities. To ask specific questions, use our info address: contact us.

Contact information:
Specific people on the executive.
The webmaster.
Last updated: 2021 09 02