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

May 25, 2018
  • Goldstream Heights Birding

    May 25, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Helmcken Road Park & Ride, St Giles St S, View Royal, BC V9B, Canada

    FIELD TRIP (LEVEL 2)

    Goldstream Heights—Higher Elevation Birding

    We will go up the Malahat to the area high above Shawnigan Lake to see what birds are enjoying the wide open spaces in an area that has been clear-cut a number of years ago. Each year as small trees and shrubs come back, so do more birds. It’s one of the few spots that you may hear or see both species of grouse that we have locally. Also lots of the migrant flycatchers, vireos and warblers lurk in the bushes. Several different sparrows should be singing everywhere. 

    Meet at 7:00 a.m. at Helmcken Park & Ride to car-pool. Contact Rick at (250) 885-2454 or Agnes at thelynns at shaw.ca or (250) 721-0634 for more information.

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May 26, 2018
  • Observatory Hill Birding

    May 26, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
    5071 W Saanich Rd, Victoria, BC V9E 2E7, Canada

    FIELD TRIP (LEVEL 3)

    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 Rick at (250) 885-2454 or Agnes at thelynns at shaw.ca or (250) 721-0634 for more information.

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May 27, 2018
  • Birding Calvert and Logan Park

    May 27, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am
    Trevlac Place (off Hector Road)

    FIELD TRIP (LEVEL 2)

    We will be birding in the area around Trevlac Pond and part of Prospect Lake, then back through Logan Park. Meet on Trevlac Place (off Hector Road) at 7:30 a.m. We will also explore a relatively newly acquired Saanich property, Goy Park, which has a small pond. Maybe we’ll hear the young Barred Owls hissing in the woods on the final part through Logan Park. Look for the brown park hiking post on Trevlac Place as our starting point. Park along one side of Trevlac but don’t block the end of the cul-de-sac. 

    Contact Rick at (250) 885-2454 or Agnes at thelynns at shaw.ca or (250) 721-0634 for more information.

     

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