Well, it’s Christmas Bird Count time again and our count will be going ahead on Saturday, January 2, with COVID-19 precautions being observed.

As usual, we can use all the extra sets of eyes out there that we can get so, if you would like to participate please let Doug Brown know by phone at 778-437-2048 or by email at dougbrown7003@gmail.com

There won’t be a post-count get-together because of COVID-19 restrictions.

The results will be compiled in a zoom meeting afterwards.

Be safe and well and have a Merry Christmas – Doug Brown

Photo Credits: Dwayne Flexhaug



SUNDAY SEPT 27 – Save The Date – 9:30 AM Oliver Visitor Centre

On Sunday, September 27, 2020, the Oliver Osoyoos Naturalists Club (OONC) will be conducting a walk and talk to check out Sockeye Salmon spawning at the river restoration areas north of Oliver.
Members and guests are welcome.
We will meet at the Oliver Visitor Centre (6431 Station Street, Oliver, BC) at 9:30 AM and walk from there.
We will go to the first site, two major oxbows, on the west side of the Okanagan River.
Then we will return a short distance and cross to the east side and continue upstream a few kilometres to phase two for more viewing and lunch.
We will then return along the east side back to the Oliver Tourism Centre.
Wear appropriate hiking gear and bring your lunch, water, questions and cameras.
Photo Credits Skip King, Brian Bousquet, Oliver Tourism



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.
Board of Directors
Oliver Osoyoos Naturalists Club
Photo Credit: Brian Bousquet