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

April 21, 2018
  • VICTORIA BUTTERFLY COUNT

    April 21, 2018 - April 29, 2018 @ 

    Saturday, April 21 to Sunday, April 29
    VICTORIA BUTTERFLY COUNT WEEK

    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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  • Pink Fawn Lilies and other wildflower delights

    April 21, 2018
    Honeymoon Bay, BC V0R 1Y0, Canada

    Field Trip (Level 2)

    Pink Fawn Lilies and other wildflower delights along the Cowichan River

    We will spend the day exploring various sites along the Cowichan River with the Honeymoon Bay Ecological Reserve as our target destination. The Reserve was established to preserve a showy stand of the rare Pink Fawn Lily (Erythronium revolutum) and our visit is planned to catch the bloom at its peak. Genevieve Singleton, volunteer warden for the reserve, is a wonderful naturalist and will share her knowledge of the plants, the watershed issues and the history of the reserve with us. Bring a lunch and drinks for this all day outing. Registration is required for this trip as the number of visitors is limited. For more information and to register, please call Marilyn Lambert 250-477-5922.

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  • Jocelyn Hill Birding

    April 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Jocelyn Hill Trailhead, Victoria, BC, Canada

    FIELD TRIP (LEVEL 4)

    Enjoy all that Jocelyn Hill has to offer


    Join Rick to enjoy the wildflowers and the birds as well. Our goal is to see the gold stars (Crocidium multicaule) in bloom but we will not be disappointed if we miss them, as there is an amazing array of other delights and great panoramic views from the ridge. We might see a Golden Eagle on the ridge or hear or see a Sooty Grouse. Please note the trail is steep and challenging but will be taken at a leisurely pace to enjoy the habitat. Bring a lunch and drinks. 

    Meet at 9:00 a.m. To reach the start, follow the Trans-Canada Highway to Millstream Rd exit. Follow signs to the Highlands and you will be on Millstream Rd. Continue to the junction with Millstream Lake Rd. Keep left to continue on Millstream Rd. Go past Lone Tree Hill Park on your right and watch for Emma Dixon Rd on the left. The trail head is on Millstream Rd just past that intersection. Park on the right-hand- side of the road. Call Rick at (250) 885-2454 or email Agnes at thelynns at shaw.ca for more information.

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