First Wednesday, 7:30 pm - Monthly meeting of NONC at the Village Green Hotel, Sierra 1 Room, on 27th Street at 48th Avenue. - Next meeting will be on September 3rd.
Thursday Hikes: Meet at 9.30am at the Priest Valley arena parking lot for an easy hike. Bring lunch. For more information phone Pam at 250 545 0490 NONC Saturday Morning Nature Watch and Coffee: At 9:00 am on Saturdays, those who are available and wish to get out into nature, meet at the advertised location and observe nature for approximately an hour. Just show up and everyone contributes to the observations. Participants decide if they will go for coffee afterwards and, if so, where. Car-pooling is optional, as participants arrange it. Rain or shine, hot or cold; if people show up, it happens. These walks are led by any NONC member(s) in attendance.
Sat., May 31st, 9:00 am, visit a Bluebird Nestbox Trail at Predator Ridge. Commonage Rd to Predator Ridge but instead of right onto Predator Ridge Drive, turn left into trail parking lot. Sat., June 7th, 9:00 am, Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park, taking trails from the Twin Bays parking lot to Turtles Head Point. Take Kidston Road to the main parking lot of the park and meet in the first lot, by the interpretive signs kiosk.
Sat., June 14th, 9:00 am, Grey Canal Trail, McLennan Rd to Glenhayes Rd. Scenic walking trail, often rough and uneven. There are many remnants of the old canal structures as well as excellent views of Swan Lake. Parking is available at McLennan Road, off L&A Road.
Sat., June 21st, 9:00 am, Middleton Mountain Trails beginning at the Kalamalka Lake Beach parking lot. Trail has both flat and steep sections on the ascent of the hill to Middleton Way. Meet at the east end of the parking lot, by the trailhead sign.
Sat., June 28th, 9:00 am, Swan Lake Nature Reserve, walking the grasslands loop trail and also visiting the creek and marsh. From Vernon, take Old Kamloops Road, turning into Stawns Honey. Go through gate and follow a gravel road 0.7 km to a parking area at the trail head.
Sat., July 5th, 9:00 am, BX Creek North Trail in north Vernon. Trail follows BX Creek from 48th Ave to Hwy 97. Parking and access at end of 20th Street, behind Rona.