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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September 25, 2017
  • Marine Night

    September 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Fraser Building, University of Victoria


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  • Marine Night: Humpback Comeback

    September 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Fraser Building, University of Victoria (Room 159)

    They’re big, they’re beautiful, and they’re back from the brink of extinction! Join Jackie Hildering for a discussion on the return of Humpback Whales to BC’s coast. Jackie is a researcher with the Marine Education and Research Society ( Information will include MERS research on Humpback feeding, rate of entanglement, efforts to increase awareness around collision and what to do if entanglement is witnessed. Jackie is an educator, avid diver and underwater photographer, and is also known as “The Marine Detective” recently featured on Animal Planet’s “Wild Obsession” series and in the BBC productions “New threat to Canada's Pacific humpback whales?” and “Ingenious Animals”.

    Everyone is welcome. Note: Uvic parking is $3.

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September 26, 2017
  • Tuesday Birding - Early Start for Hawkwatch Area This Week

    September 26, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Corner of Bowker Ave. and Bowker Place, Victoria

    The Tuesday Birders will be going out to the Hawkwatch area at Aylard Farms in East Sooke Park this coming Tuesday. They will leave Bowker at 8:30 am and so will arrive about 9:30 am at Aylard Farms.

    To reach the park, follow Sooke Rd to a left at Gillespie Rd, then left at T on to East Sooke Rd and right on Becher Bay Rd into the park.

    For more information call Bill Dancer at 250-721-5273 or Agnes Lynn at thelynns at or 250-721-0634. Novice and experienced VNHS members all welcome.

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