NORTH OKANAGAN NATURALISTS' CLUB

Vernon, British Columbia

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KNOW NATURE AND KEEP IT WORTH KNOWING

The North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club is a member of BC Nature, the Federation of British Columbia Naturalists. Founded in 1951, our club remains active locally and provincially, enjoying experiences in nature, sharing our knowledge and passion with others, and protecting our natural environment.


On this page are listed upcoming events. The public is welcome at all club events, unless stated otherwise. See our Membership page to learn how to officially join NONC and support our efforts.

Monthly Meeting

See dates and details at right. On the first Wednesday of the month (September through May), at 7:00 pm. at the Schubert Centre, 3505 30th Ave., Vernon, in the Emerald Room. Visitors welcome!

Weekly E-Message

Once a week, usually on Monday, NONC members receive a Weekly Message by e-mail. This is a compilation of club news, observations, notices and photographs collected over the past week.

Our logo shows Kalamalka Lake with its turquoise waters and the grasslands of Kal Park. Enderby Cliffs represent one end of the North Okanagan valley through to Camels Hump on the other end. The Arrow-leaved Balsamroot represents the sun which plays a big part in this region. And for the birders and bluebird nest program volunteers there is a little bluebird feather.

Design by Lee Brinkman, October 2022

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MONTHLY MEETINGS


First Wednesday of the month, 7:00 pm, in the Emerald Room at The Schubert Centre for Seniors, 30th Ave., in downtown Vernon.


Wednesday, December 7th, at 7:00 pm.

Club news, observations, Christmas treats. Don Cecile will be our speaker, reporting on birds observed during his travels.



SATURDAY NATURE WALKS

Join us Saturdays at 9:00 am. Visitors welcome. Dress for the weather. We do a lot of birdwatching, so bring binoculars if you have them. See list below.


DR – DIFFICULTY RATINGS

DR 1 Easy - mostly paved or good path, fairly level with some hills - up to 2 hours

DR  2 Moderate - longer distance with steeper hills and switchbacks, some uneven and rough path - 2 hours

DR 3 Difficult - longer steeper hills and switchbacks. Elevation gain and distance increases. Some endurance and stamina required. 2 to 3 hours plus.


November 19, 2022 - 9:00 am DR 1

Join the North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club for a Nature Walk at Polson Park, including the boardwalk. Meet by the tennis courts.

Contact Marnie at mpw660@telus.net


November 26, 2022 - 9:00 am DR 1

Join the North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club for a Nature walk in Kalamalka Provincial Park along the Corral Trail. We will walk about 90 minutes to enjoy the view across Cosens Bay and then return. Meet at the Red Gate parking lot on Kidston Road.

Contact Susan at supeghat@hotmail.com


December 3, 2020 - 9:00 am DR 1

Join the North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club for a Nature Walk on the Grey Canal Foothills area and walk from Blackcomb Way to McLennan Road and back. Meet at the trail parking lot, taking Blackcomb Way off Silver Star Road.

Contact Harold at hikerharold@gmail.com


December 10, 2022 - 9:00 am DR 1

Join the North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club for a Nature Walk at Bishop Wild Bird Sanctuary in Coldstream. Meet in the parking lot of Sovereign Park on Kidston Road.

Contact Susan at supeghat@hotmail.com


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