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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October 20, 2018
  • Birding at Viaduct Flats

    October 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
    Interurban and Viaduct, Victoria


    Come join the VNHS Saturday Birding Group at Viaduct Flats. Some birds will be back enjoying this area by now after the quiet summer season. As well as good birds on the water, there should be lots in the surrounding woods.

    Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the viewing platform. This is near the intersection of Interurban and Viaduct. Contact Agnes at thelynns at or (250) 721-0634 for more information.

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October 24, 2018
  • Birds on the Edge

    October 24, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Fraser Building, Fraser Bldg, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2, Canada


    Bruce Whittington, author, naturalist, and founder of the Habitat Acquisition Trust, is returning to Victoria for October’s Birders’ Night. Bruce’s talk will focus on how birds negotiate the thin edge to survival on the western edge of our continent, and on how many species are sadly ‘on the edge’ in other ways. 

    We meet in Room 159 of the Fraser Building, UVic at 7:30 p.m. Come early to socialize! Presentation begins after VNHS announcements and coffee. Everyone is welcome. Note: UVic parking is $3.

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October 28, 2018
  • SVIMS Annual Wild Mushroom Show

    October 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    5238 Cordova Bay Rd, Victoria, BC V8Y 2H9, Canada


    SVIMS Annual Wild Mushroom Show – non-VNHS Event
    You may wish to attend the South Vancouver Island Mycological Society Annual Wild Mushroom Show. Location is at the Cordova Bay 55+ facility at 5238 Cordova Bay Rd (next to Cordova Bay Elementary School). There is lots of close parking. View edible, incredible and dangerous fungi. There will be speaker presentations throughout the day. Also probably mushroom growing kits and mushroom books for sale. Bring your mushrooms to be identified by friendly and knowledgeable experts. 

    Admission by donation. Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. More details at .

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