Artist in Residence Eric Button Exhibition June 21

Ecosploitation: Caetani Centre and Allan Brooks Nature Centre are pleased to present Opening Reception and Artist Talk with Vancouver Artist Eric Button Public is Welcome! Exhibition & Opening Reception Wednesday, June 21, 6-8 pm, Caetani Centre Studio Gallery. Artist talk: 7pm. 3401 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon, BC Exhibition continues to June 28 Gallery Viewing Hours: […]

Garage Sale Breaks Fundraising Record

Thanks to the generosity of the Greater Vernon Community Allan Brooks Nature Centre had a record breaking year with the Spring Mega Plant and Garage Sale! Over $18,000 was raised over 3 days (May 27, 28 and June 3). “We’re thrilled with the support from the community and hope to see the same excitement for […]

Allan Brooks AGM Notice

Join us for our Annual General Meeting Wednesday, June 14 at Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery, 7-9pm. Meet the Board, hear about recent progress the Society has made towards its mission and learn some amazing things about Raptors in the Okanagan. For more info contact the centre at 250-260-4227 June 2016 AGM Minutes

Facility Expansion Initiative

Growing Our Community Community is a feeling of fellowship with others through sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals with people of all ages and walks of life. Every public program and event we host at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre creates community by bringing guests together to experience nature together. It’s wonderful to watch the […]

Raptors in the Grasslands

ABNC to host three Raptor Weeks in 2016 Starting June 13, 2016 Allan Brooks Nature Centre will be host to two handlers and 4 or 5 birds from the The Pacific Northwest Raptors in Duncan for the week. Raptor ‘Free-Flight’ Demonstrations and Raptor Hands-on Encounter Courses will be also be available for public to experience twice […]

Okanagan Raptor Festival 2017

With the goal to create a unique, engaging, and place-based event to celebrate Canada’s 150th, ABNC is forming a Festival Steering Committee this month to begin the planning process for a September 2017 Festival. The Steering Committee’s mandate is to plan, coordinate and identify tasks and to work with sub-committees and other volunteers to implement and deliver the […]

Super Sleuth Sundays #7

I hunt with a vaccum, My traps bristle with hair, I’m a voracious predator, But you might not know I’m there. This week’s mystery creature is the flat-leaved bladderwort! This nondescript wetland plant is the most sophisticated hunter in the entire plant kingdom. Beneath the waves, the bladderwort has two types of branches;that look a […]

Super Sleuth Sundays #6

I’m a wriggly noodle, With skin loose and sleek, I have a head at both ends, But don’t call me a freak! This week’s Okanagan Organism is the Rubber Boa! Sometimes called the two-headed snake, the rubber boa has a blunt-ended tail that doesn’t taper like most snakes. When threatened, the boa will curl up […]