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 trips. Check this page often for hiking 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 the Christmas Bird Count, the January Sweagle (swan and eagle) Count, and with the Okanagan Mountain Park Critter Count.
Habitat Restoration and Sockeye Re-introduction in the Okanagan Valley, with Zoe Masters, BSc., Okanagan Nation Alliance Fisheries Department (ONAFD)
Zoe's presentation will address a variety of habitat projects which focus on fish passage, migration, spawning and survival in the South Okanagan Valley from Penticton to Oliver. In addition, she will provide an overview of the 12-year Sockeye Re-introduction Program to restore native Sockeye populations in the Okanagan Valley.
Bring your membership application and dues to one of our monthly meetings.
Dues are $30 for singles, $42 for families, $14 for students, and cover September of one year through August of the next..
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.,