Victoria Natural
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The Victoria Natural History Society (VNHS) formed in 1944 and currently has about 750 members. We are a volunteer-run organization. Members have developed their interest in nature in a wide variety of ways—some are professional biologists, others are students, most are amateur or volunteer naturalists. VNHS provides an opportunity for those interested in the natural world to come together to share their ideas and experiences.
The Victoria Natural History Society offers many field trips and presentations each month for its members. Note that while evening presentations are open to the public, field trips are designed for members. Guests may join for up to three trips, after which they are expected to join the Society. If you like what you see, please support VNHS by becoming a member and/or making a donation.
The primary objectives of the Society are:
  • To stimulate active interest in natural history
  • To study and protect flora and fauna and their habitats
  • To work with other societies and like bodies having interests in common with this Society.


2023 May 31 evening

    Jochen Möhr writes from Metchosin:  Today finally, I was able to get a picture of a Western Spring Azure, obviously an oldish one, perhaps as tired as I.   I have seen them around repeatedly since mid April, but always too fleeting.

Western Spring Azure  Celastrina echo  (Lep.: Lycaenidae)  Jochen Möhr


Jeremy Tatum writes:  I saw a Milbert’s Tortoiseshell at UVic today.  And at 5:00 pm, the sole butterfly on the Mount Tolmie reservoir was a Red Admiral.


2023 May 31 morning

   Ron Flower found this moth sitting on a tyre of his truck.  We cannot be sure what species it is, but it is possibly Noctua pronuba.  Some wing damage may have been caused by a bird’s beak.


Possibly Noctua pronuba (Lep.: Noctuidae)  Ron Flower


Marie O’Shaughnessy sends photographs of a Lorquin’s Admiral and an Eight-spotted Skimmer  from Outerbridge Park.

Lorquin’s Admiral Limenitis lorquini (Lep.: Nymphalidae) Marie O’Shaughnessy


Eight-spotted Skimmer Libellula...


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