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.

Join us!

Membership information is available on the Information for Everyone page.

Upcoming activities

CONC is hosting the 2018 BC Nature Fall General Meeting. Details and registration materials are on the FGM 2018 page.

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 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

9 October 2018

Members’ Night

When: 7:00 pm

Where: Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna

Speaker: CONC members

Members are encouraged to submit a short presentation (10 to 15 minutes) highlighting some of their best photographs and natural history experiences of the past year.

Members should submit their presentations (preferably in PowerPoint) to the program director well in advance of the meeting. Contact Ian Walker (ian.walker@ubc.ca) 250-807-9559) to discuss submission requirements
More details on this and other upcoming CONC meetings: Upcoming CONC meetings document.

Current newsletter

Here’s our current newsletter.

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