Event Date: Feb 15

Mark your calendars and join more than 160,000 people worldwide in the four-day Great Backyard Bird Count. Each February citizen scientists help create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds. The task is simple: for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 15 to 18, tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see. If the cold and snow keep you indoors, you can also count the birds outside your window! Join in, learn about birds, connect with nature, and supports bird conservation. Click here for more information.

Event Date: Dec 14

Since the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) began over a century ago, it has relied on the dedication and commitment of volunteers who take part in local bird counts. All Christmas Bird Counts are conducted between December 14 to January 5, inclusive dates, each season. Each count takes place in an established 15-mile wide diameter circle, and is organized by a count compiler. A map view of the circles expected to be included in the 119th CBC can be found by clicking here. Type in your location and once at your location, click on the bird icon to find information on the local count compiler, contact information and where the bird count is taking place. Green and yellow circles are open for new participants, and red circles are full. Click here more details.

Event Date: Jan 23

Facilitated by The Okanagan Branch of the BC Community Bat Program Managing, Bats in Buildings Workshop is a free seminar for pest control operators, roofing companies, and construction contractors. Participants will learn what to do when you come into contact with bats and how to properly exclude them from a property or structure.

Date: January 23, 2019

Time: 9:00 am-12:30 pm

Location: 102 Industrial Place, Penticton, BC

Admission Cost: FREE

Advanced registration is required. To register click here

Event Date: Dec 5

Join the North Okanagan Naturalist Club (NONC) for their annual Christmas Party!

Date: December 5, 2018

Time:7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Location: Village Green Hotel, Sierra II Room - 4801 27 St, Vernon, BC

Ticket cost: $15 per person + cash bar

Deadline for tickets: November 26, 2018

Email Ruth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 250-545-4999 for more details


Event Date: Dec 3

Date: Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Time: 8:45 am to 6:00 pm

Location: Summerhill Winery, Ballroom – 4870 Chute Lake Rd. Kelowna

More than 20 great speakers divided in 4 sessions on Land Access, Policy, Production and Consumption

Keynote presentation by Nancy Turner: Foods Yesterday, Food for Tomorrow. Indigenous Plants Foods of the Okanagan Region and their potential for the future.

For more information and to register click here.