Victoria Natural
History Society
Sharing a love of nature since 1944

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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.

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March 27, 2017
  • Marine Night

    March 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    48.465291, -123.316512 (Rm 159, Murray and Anne Fraser Building, University of Victoria)


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  • Coral Biodiversity and Climate Change

    March 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    48.465291, -123.316512 (Rm 159, Murray and Anne Fraser Building, University of Victoria)

    Coral Biodiversity and Climate Change
    Danielle Claar, a PhD student and Vanier Scholar at the University of Victoria, will discuss the biology of coral reefs and the intimate symbiosis between coral and their symbiotic algae. She will talk about the causes and consequences of coral bleaching in the context of the 2014-2016 global coral bleaching event and specifically the 2015/16 El Niño event. Her research aims to understand how corals survive stressful events, and to learn how these “super-corals” will shape the future of coral reefs worldwide.

    We meet at 7:30 p.m. in Room 159 of the Fraser Building at the University of Victoria. Everyone welcome. Note: UVic parking is $3.

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April 2, 2017
  • Natural History Waterfront Walk

    April 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Victoria, BC, Canada

    Join seasoned naturalist Norm Mogensen on a waterfront walk where we’ll discuss a myriad of topics from the diminishing habitat for ocean creatures to what the geology of the area means for the future. Check back closer to the date for more details.

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