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 Okanagan Valley.
It has active groups interested in birding, botany, conservation, education, hiking in the summer (easy, moderate, and more challenging), and skiing in the winter (cross-country and downhill) 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, and with the Okanagan Mountain Park Birding Blitz.
You can attend one of the monthly meetings and pay your dues there.
NOTE THE DATE CHANGE – THE CHURCH HALL IS NOT AVAILABLE ON NOV 11 (REMEMBRANCE DAY)
Title: Bird Conservation in New Zealand. Speaker: Andrew Veale, PhD
New Zealand (Aotearoa) in many ways looks similar to British Columbia, with wild coastlines, mountain ranges and large tracts of forested wilderness, but the conservation problems experienced in New Zealand are fundamentally different to those experienced in Canada.
In this talk Andrew will describe the current efforts (often community led) to save and restore New Zealand's birds.