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.
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.