NORTH OKANAGAN NATURALISTS' CLUB

Vernon, British Columbia

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NONC ACTIVITIES

We have two downloadable documents that list club activities and outings. Click on the titles to download.

Activity Planner -- a one-page calendar showing the dates of events either organized by NONC or which our members participate in

Club Outings -- a multi-page listing of excursions planned for club members and guests, with descriptions, dates and leader contact information

NONC members participate in a number of events and activities throughout the year. Here are a few of them:


Christmas Bird Count for the North Okanagan, held before Christmas

Contact Rick Bonar, Coordinator


Swan & Eagle Count, North Okanagan, held in January

Contact Rod Drennan & Norbert Maertens


Great Canadian Birdathon, held in May

Contact Harold Sellers


Adopt-a-Stream, BX Creek behind Walmat and Rona

Sponsored by Regional Dstrict of North Okanagan

Contact Harold Sellers


Great Backyard Bird Count, held in February

Contact Harold Sellers


Contact any coordinator by e-mailing info@nonc.ca

Participants are always welcome

Birdie Lake, at Predator Ridge

photo by Harold Sellers

NONC Outreach Activities


Over the decades, the North  Okanagan Naturalist’s Club has been instrumental in the establishment and maintenance of natural spaces in the area, as well as sharing knowledge about everything natural with the local community.


          The establishment of natural jewels like Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park and the Swan Lake Nature Reserve was made possible in part thanks to the relentless efforts and dedication of several of the members of the NONC.


          Ever since the establishment of the Ecological Reserves in BC, which started in the early 1970’s, many NONC members have been volunteering as wardens for the nearby Ecological Reserves. They are the eyes and ears on the ground and reporting to the Ministry of Environment.


          Upon request from school teachers and educators from Immigration Services, several of our NONC members conduct nature classes, bringing the younger generation face to face with all things natural, or showing the new immigrants the fauna and flora of their new country.


          For the past several years, the NONC has been a staunch supporter and contributor towards the study and conservation of the rattlesnake populations in our area.


If any of these activities interest you, contact NONC.

Click here to read a short history of NONC.