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.
The Conservation Committee meets monthly
are held on the
second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Past Newsletters are on
the About Us page
Many CONC members will be going to Waterton Lakes National Park, a special place, for a week of hiking in late July, a special time. The area contains more than 60% of the vascular plants in Alberta, including a number of rare and endangered species.
Born in southern Alberta, George Scotter shared CPAWS’ 1985 Harkin Award.
George is the author or co-author of three books on the flora and fauna of the Canadian Rockies.
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.,
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9N8