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 (except for Sept. 8th) (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. The Weekly Message is sent only to NONC members.

Our logo shows the Loesel’s Twayblade (Liparis loeselii), also known as Fen Orchid. This plant was discovered by club members in 1965. Previously unknown in the area, it was adopted as the club emblem.

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MONTHLY MEETINGS

SEPTEMBER MEETING CANCELLED.

DETAILS COMING SOON FOR THE OCTOBER MEETING.

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

Wednesdays, Oct. 6th, Nov. 3rd, Dec. 1st.


SATURDAY NATURE WALKS

Join us Saturdays at 9:00 am. Visitors welcome. 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


September 4, 2021 – 9am DR 1

Join the North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club for a nature walk on the Grey Canal Trail north from Rugg Road and back. Park in the trail parking lot on Rugg Road, a short distance off L&A Road.

Contact Rod and Ruth at: rdrennan@shaw.ca


September 11, 2021 – 9am DR 3

Join the North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club for a nature walk on the Kal Crystal Waters Trail, from Bailey Road to Crystal Waters Road. An easy, 7 km, 2 hour hike, there and back. Meet in the trail parking lot at Bailey Road. Take Hwy 97 south from Vernon and instead of a right turn on Bailey Road towards Predator Ridge, turn left and the parking lot is then on your left. Be careful crossing the highway! Contact Kenn and Yvonne at: kennvonn@shaw.ca


September 18, 2021 – 9am DR 1

Join the North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club for a nature walk on the Longacre Trail, Okanagan Landing. Meet at the small parking lot at east end of trail on Apollo Rd near Longacre Dr. Take Apollo Rd south off Okanagan Landing Rd. Contact Lyn at:  j-lsmith@telus.net


September 25, 2021 – 9am DR 2

Join the North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club for a nature walk at Sparkling Hill Resort. We will do a meandering, up and down hike of about 5 km. Mix of wide, paved and narrow, dirt trails, including Sparkling Loop, Bobcat and Deer trails. Meet in the trail parking lot at the corner of Birdie Lake Drive and Birdie Lake Place. If you are not familiar with this location, Google “Predator Ridge hiking” for a map. Contact Harold at: hikerharold@gmail.com