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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Calendar

September 22, 2017
  • VICTORIA BUTTERFLY COUNT WEEK

    September 16, 2017-September 24, 2017 @ 

    Saturday September 16 to Sunday September 24

    We are always looking for keen-eyed volunteers so get out your field guides. Contact Gordon Hart (count coordinator) at (250) 721-1264 or butterflies@vicnhs.bc.ca if you would like to help out.

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September 23, 2017
  • VICTORIA BUTTERFLY COUNT WEEK

    September 16, 2017-September 24, 2017 @ 

    Saturday September 16 to Sunday September 24

    We are always looking for keen-eyed volunteers so get out your field guides. Contact Gordon Hart (count coordinator) at (250) 721-1264 or butterflies@vicnhs.bc.ca if you would like to help out.

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  • Saturday Birding - Swan Lake

    September 23, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
    Swan Lake Nature House, 3873 Swan Lake Rd, Victoria, BC V8X 3W1, Canada

    The VNHS Saturday Morning Birding Group will go to Swan Lake this Sat Feb 23. Jack Sutherland will be your leader. MEET AT 8:30 AM AT THE NATURE HOUSE, NOT AT THE PARKING LOT. This is near the parking lot (Swan Lake Rd, off Ralph St). Jack usually leads the Wednesday Swan Lake Birding tour so he knows where all the good birds hang out. There have been some nice birds reported from there recently so it should be an interesting outing. And look at the generous start time! For more details, contact Agnes Lynn at thelynns at shaw.ca or 250-721-0634.

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