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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May 26, 2017
  • Birding Blenkinsop Lake

    May 26, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am
    Don Mann Trucking, Victoria

    Friday, May 26

    Bonus Friday event! Join us as we walk along Lochside Trail in the Blenkinsop Lake area. Enjoy spring migrants such as Black-headed Grosbeaks and Yellow Warblers. Meet at 7:30 a.m. opposite Don Mann Trucking on Lochside Drive (off Cedar Hill Cross Road). Join Contact Rick at (250) 885-2454 or Agnes at thelynns at or (250) 721-0634 for more information.

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May 27, 2017
  • Observatory Hill Birding Walk

    May 27, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
    5071 West Saanich Road, Victoria, BC, Canada

    Observatory Hill (Little Saanich Mountain) Birding Walk
    Join us on a birding walk up and around Little Saanich Mountain. Flycatchers, Western Tanagers, House Wrens and a variety of woodpeckers are some of the birds we might find. Meet at 7:00 a.m. at the bottom of the road leading up the mountain (5071 West Saanich Road). Contact Agnes at thelynns at or (250) 721-0634 for more information.

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May 28, 2017
  • Low Tide at Harling Point

    May 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    2179 Crescent Rd, Victoria, BC V8S 2H4, Canada


    Low tide at Harling Point uncovers a wide variety of species—if you have help and the patience to look for them! We’ll carefully meander over rocks and alongside tide pools looking for invertebrates, fish and algae and discuss their adaptations for survival in this habitat. On previous trips we’ve spotted Blood Stars, Leather Stars, Gumboot Chitons, Sea Lemons, Red Sponge Nudibranchs, Umbrella Crabs and more. Sea Lions and Oystercatchers too. Please wear appropriate foot wear for scaling WET rocks and slippery seaweed. A walking stick for balance may be helpful. Meet at the end of Crescent Road adjacent to the Chinese Cemetery at 10:00 a.m.

    Call Tina at 250-881-4191 to answer questions or for more information.

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