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 December 9

   To make up for a paucity of contributions at this time of year, Jochen Möhr sends two photographs of the ubiquitous Operophtera brumata from Metchosin.   Mo-thers might like to visit the Nature House at Goldstream Park to see if there are any Operophtera occidentalis  (a native Operophtera) there.


Operophtera brumata  (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr


Operophtera brumata  (Lep.: Geometridae)  Jochen Möhr

2023 December 8

   New invertebrate species for Canada

On November 17 Charlene Wood examined under a microscope some aphid-like insects on a Bay Laurel Laurus nobilis in her garden. She suspected that they were Bay Suckers Lauritrioza alacris a species of the Family Triozidae, related to the aphids.  This Mediterranean species had not been previously reported from Canada, so we delayed posting news of it until it was formally confirmed (as it has now been) by Dr Bob Foottit, aphid expert (r...


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