Welcome to the Kamloops Naturalist Club

The Kamloops Naturalist Club, founded in 1981, is one of over 50 local nature clubs in BC. We are affiliated with the provincial parent organization, BC Nature, the Federation of British Columbia Naturalists.

The mission of the club is, “To Know Nature and Keep It Worth Knowing.” Our purpose is to foster an awareness, appreciation, and understanding of our natural environment. We promote the wise and sustainable use of the environment in ways that will maintain it for future generations. We provide a means of communication about field trips and other activities through our website, kamloopsnaturalistclub.com, and the Facebook page, Kamloops Naturalist Club.

Our interests are wide-ranging and include bird and wildlife watching, and the study of plants, mushrooms, and geology. Throughout the year, we host a variety of field trips guided by knowledgeable club members who are willing to share their expertise about the wonderful variety of natural ecosystems in the Kamloops area. Some of the favourite events are the Christmas Bird Count, Swan and Eagle count in January, May Bird Fest, and our annual trip up Greenstone Mountain in July to track the wildflowers. We are involved in community activities such as garbage clean-up and engaging with City of Kamloops officials on issues of the natural environment and education.

We are a non-profit organization with charitable status. We welcome donations and tax receipts can be issued. You may make your donation here.

Meetings:

We meet on the third Thursday of each month except June, July and August. June features the annual club picnic. We meet 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Heritage House, Riverside Park on Lorne Street. Each meeting features a guest speaker presenting on a topic of relevance to the membership. The business meeting follows after the speaker.

Our Annual General Meeting, election of officers, and pot-luck dinner is held the 3rd Saturday in January at 5:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Cathedral Hall, 360 Nicola Street.