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, and, in winter, snowshoeing. Check this page often 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 Christmas Bird Counts, the January Sweagle (swan and eagle) Count, and with the Okanagan Mountain Park Critter Count.

Oblongleaf Bluebells

Mertensia oblongifolia

Hiking, etc.


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Jackpine Meadows Final Report

By Peter Courtney

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CONC Monthly meeting

12 December 2017

When: 7:00 p.m.

Where: Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna BC

Title: The Okanagan Mountain to Kalamalka Lake Ecological Corridor

Speaker: Lael Parrott

This corridor traverses the east side of the Okanagan Valley through grassland and open woodland, connecting Kalamalka and Okanagan Mountain Provincial parks, and is the last low-elevation route for north-south species movement in the Valley.

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

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