UPDATE ON JOE DANDY LAKE HIKE NOW SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 6

UPDATE ON JOE DANDY LAKE HIKE JUNE 6

Doug Brown’s walk to Joe Dandy Lake is now planned for Saturday June 6, (not May 31) as first scheduled.

We will meet 8:30 AM at Lakeview Plaza.

The walk will allow for proper social distancing.

Doug says there will be many plants not usually seen in the Okanagan.

In lieu of the signup sheet, members must notify Doug that they are coming. (dougbrown7003@gmail.com).

All Photo Credits: Doug Brown

Showy Jacob's-ladder, Polemonium pulcherrimum

Showy Jacob’s-ladder, Polemonium pulcherrimum

Blue Clematis, Clematis occidentalis

Blue Clematis, Clematis occidentalis

Early Blue Violet, Viola adunca

Early Blue Violet, Viola adunca

Blue Clematis, Clematis occidentalis

Blue Clematis, Clematis occidentalis

False Solomon's-seal, Maianthemum racemosum

False Solomon’s-seal, Maianthemum racemosum

Oliver Osoyoos Naturalists Club Update March 31

Oliver Osoyoos Naturalists Club Update March 31
Photo Credit: Dwayne Flexhaug
We hope that you all remain healthy during this COVID-19 pandemic and are listening to the current messaging from both provincial and federal healthcare bodies, encouraging all of us to stay home and limit going out anywhere, except for essential services.
Your Board of Directors has made a number of decisions that impact our club.
We have cancelled our Annual General Meeting this spring due to COVID-19 concerns.
We have also suspended our schedule of April-July 2020 hikes until further notice.
We remain optimistic that our activities (hikes) will resume later this summer when healthcare authorities indicate it is appropriate to do so.
Photo Credit: Dwayne Flexhaug
 
We also believe that it is important to continue with renewing our membership, for the financial health of our club.
Current annual membership dues are Single: $30, Family: $35.
You can download and print the membership form at the following link:
 
Please make your cheque payable to: The Oliver-Osoyoos Naturalists Club
Mail your cheque to: The Treasurer, Oliver-Osoyoos Naturalists Club, 152 Road 9, Oliver BC V0H 1T1
-Our membership includes a subscription to “BC Nature”, mailed to members four times a year.
-Our membership year runs January 1st – December 31st.  However, If you join after September, your membership will cover all of the following year as well.
Sincerely,
Board of Directors
Oliver Osoyoos Naturalists Club
Photo Credit: Brian Bousquet

South Okanagan Bird Essay by Dwayne Flexhaug

Northern Saw-whet Owl Photo Credit: Dwayne Flexhaug

Hairy Woodpecker Photo Credit: Dwayne Flexhaug

Long-eared Owl Photo Credit: Dwayne Flexhaug

Bewick’s Wren Photo Credit: Dwayne Flexhaug

Stellers Jay Photo Credit: Dwayne Flexhaug

Golden-crowned Kinglet Photo Credit: Dwayne Flexhaug

Red-head Duck Photo Credit: Dwayne Flexhaug

White -breasted Nuthatch (N) Photo Credit: Dwayne Flexhaug

Yellow Warbler Photo Credit: Dwayne Flexhaug

Skaha Lake – a fitting final season outing

The Skaha Lake walk on November 10 was a fitting final outing for the Oliver Osoyoos Naturalist Club.

It turned out to be a beautiful day for walking along the KVR from OK Falls to Kaleden.

Photo essay from Donna Heard includes pictures of two Great Horned owls, a pair of Hooded Mergansers, a Canvasback, a Horned Grebe and of course lovely Skaha Lake.

Photo Credits: Donna Heard

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Our first hike of the years was for the birds – literally!

Our first hike of the years was for the birds – literally!

It was a sun drenched Saturday for an easy and eventful walk along the Okanagan River to the McAlpine Bridge and back to the Oliver Visitor Centre.

Special thanks to Donna Heard who’s camera captured a plethora of feathered friends including a Bald Eagle; Bohemian Waxwing; Northern Pintail; Pileated Woodpecker, and a Snow Goose who befriended two local Canada Geese.

 

Our first hike of the years was for the birds – literally! 

Our first hike of the years was for the birds – literally 

It was a sun drenched Saturday for an easy and eventful walk along the Okanagan River to the McAlpine Bridge and back to the Oliver Visitor Centre.

Special thanks to Donna Heard who’s camera captured a plethora of feathered friends including a Bald Eagle; Bohemian Waxwing; Northern Pintail; Pileated Woodpecker, and a Snow Goose who befriended two local Canada Geese.

 

 

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