Birding

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 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.

Oblongleaf Bluebells

Mertensia oblongifolia

Hiking and Biking

Botany

To know nature and

keep it worth knowing

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Who are we?

Conservation

The Conservation Committee meets monthly

Our Current Newsletter

Monthly Meetings

are held on the

second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Learn more


CLUB  NEWS

The Okanagan Bird Count

By Les Gyug


Past Newsletters are on

the About Us page

CONC Monthly meeting


10 May 2016

When: 7:00 pm

Where: Evangel Church, 3261 Gordon Drive, Kelowna


Title:  Lewis’s Woodpecker in BC: Here Today, Where Tomorrow?

Speaker: Les Gyug


Lewis’s Woodpecker was formerly common in the Okanagan, but in April 1999 it was designated as a species of Special Concern. Then, in April 2010 COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada) added this woodpecker to Canada’s official list of threatened species; it is now protected federally as “Threatened" under the Species at Risk Act. Les will highlight the latest information on the status of this species, including populations, trends, habitat and monitoring in British Columbia.





Upcoming CONC meetings

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