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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.

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To Know Nature and

keep it worth knowing

How to join us

Who are we?


The Conservation Committee meets monthly

Membership Application

CONC Monthly Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 8 April 2014, 7 pm

at Evangel Church on Gordon St.

“Sounds of Spring"

Through a combination of photographs and sound
recordings, biologist John Woods will share his enthusiasm for natural sounds during his favourite time of the year. Featuring birds, John will discuss the challenges of learning to identify natural sounds and the exciting advances in both making sound recordings and the computer-assisted visualization of sound.

As a former park naturalist and scientist for Parks Canada, John has spent many years both enjoying and studying the natural world. Focusing on subjects as varied as birds, bats, and bears, he is looking forward to teaching the Field Ornithology course at UBC Okanagan this May.

Past Newsletters on

About Us page

Our Newsletter

Monthly Meetings

Meetings are held on the

2nd Tuesday of the month

at 7:00pm

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