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

December 16, 2017
  • CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT— VICTORIA

    December 16, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
    Victoria, BC, Canada

    CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT— VICTORIA

    The BCVI 15 mile diameter circle is centred on the Marigold/Interurban area. Everyone is welcome! You don’t have to be an expert birder to participate. Novices will be teamed up with more experienced counters. If you are curious, interested, would like to see lists and pictures of the region’s winter birds, or just need more information, please check out the VNHS website (http://www.vicnhs.bc.ca/?page_id=1425 ).

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December 17, 2017
  • Sidney and Islands Christmas Bird Count

    December 17, 2017
    Sidney, BC, Canada

    Sunday, December 17
    CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT—SOUTH SALT SPRING ISLAND/ SIDNEY; NORTH SALT SPRING ISLAND/ GALIANO; PENDER ISLAND
    See page 11 in Nov/Dec Victoria Naturalist Magazine or
    http://www.vicnhs.bc.ca/?page_id=1425 for details.

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December 19, 2017
  • Botany Night: Member's Night

    December 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Swan Lake Nature House, 3873 Swan Lake Rd, Victoria, BC V8X 3W1, Canada

    BOTANY NIGHT

    Members Night: Botany Night Christmas Party
    Join us for informal gathering to share pictures, stories, and snacks. Bring along photos you’d like to show off or photos you’d like identified. Treats are appreciated but not required. If you have something to present, please contact james.miskelly@ gmail.com (250-544-0455). Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature House, 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

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