About 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 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 on local, regional, and provincial bodies whose interests reflect the club’s.

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

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Membership information is available on the Information for Everyone page.

Upcoming activities

Wednesday hikes (and Saturday hikes and Friday bicycle trips) are described on the Hiking page.

Thursday birding trips, Saturday birding trips, and the spring and fall Monday birding trips are described on the Birding page.

Friday botany trips in the spring are described on the Botany page.

Monthly Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month, September through May, at 7:00 p.m., with a picnic in June

Next meeting: 13 November 2018

Sailing the Salish Sea with Gloria and Jorma

When: 7:00 pm
Where: Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna

Speaker: Jorma Jyrkkanen

About the presentation: Twice Gloria and I have sailed the Salish Sea between Galiano Island and Octopus Island and have become intimately acquainted with the moods and members of this marine treasure. I will share some high points and the realities of life in that journey. It made sailors out of us both and a Navigator out of me.

About the speaker: Jorma is a self-described “nature nut” who really wanted to sail on the Ocean and the sea got into his  blood long ago. These trips were a way to feed that longing.

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

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