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.


2024 May 21

Jeremy Tatum writes:  During the May 10 -12 Insect Bioblitz in Upland Park, I found a young caterpillar.  It has grown since then, and is now large enough to identify.  Here it is – it is Tetracis jubararia:


Tetracis jubararia (Lep.: Geometridae)   Jeremy Tatum


Marie O’Shaughnessy photographed a Painted Lady near the Jeffrey Pine at the top of Mount Tolmie on May 20.

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui   (Lep.:  Nymphalidae)   Marie O’Shaughnessy

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui   (Lep.: ...

2024 May 20

   Val George writes:  This Cardinal Meadowhawk was at Swan Lake this afternoon, May 20 – first meadowhawk I’ve seen this year.  [It is the first libellulid reported to Invert Alert this year – Jeremy Tatum]

Cardinal Meadowhawk  Sympetrum illotum (Odo.: Libellulidae)   Val George


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