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 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.
Membership information is available on the Information for Everyone page.
Wednesday hikes/snowshoe trips (and Saturday hikes/snowshoe trips 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: 14 May 2019
Western Rattlesnakes in British Columbia: Conserving BC’s only pit viper species
The Western Rattlesnake is classified as threatened in British Columbia, where it faces several threats to survival such as road mortality, persecution, and habitat loss due to agricultural development and urbanization. Current research aims to better understand the ecology and population genetics of this snake species to help encourage its persistence throughout BC.
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More details on this and other upcoming CONC meetings: Upcoming CONC meetings document. Please note that the June meeting, the annual picnic, will be held at Sarsons Beach on THURSDAY, June 16. Details to follow.
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