Victoria Natural
History Society
Sharing a love of nature since 1944

Field Trips & Events
View our calendar to see what's coming up

Join Us
Learn about the benefits of membership
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.


2024 April 17

   Jeremy Tatum writes:  There was a California Tortoiseshell on the Mount Tolmie reservoir at 5:00 pm today.   It was a different individual from the one photographed there recently by Marie and by Aziza. This was the only butterfly reported to Invert Alert today.  I visited Swan Lake today, and Lochside Drive at Blenkinsop Lake yesterday, without seeing any butterflies.  It is still appropriate for observers to report any butterfly sightings, even if just singletons of common ...

2024 April 16

Our plea for sightings of Moss’s Elfin led to a quick response from Aziza Cooper, who draws our attention to an item on iNaturalist of a Moss’s Elfin at Lone Tree Hill on April 10. Rebecca Reader-Lee is the observer.  The link, showing a photograph, is

Jeff Gaskin reports that today, April 16, at Panama Flats there was a Western Spring Azure and a Mourning Cloak.

Marie O’Shaughnessy reports three Sara Orangetips  from Mount Dou...


There are no upcoming events.