Victoria Natural
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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.


2023 March 24



   Aziza Cooper and Jeremy Tatum each send photographs of a small moth from their Saanich homes:



Alucita montana  (Lep.: Alucitidae)    Aziza Cooper


Eupithecia annulata  (Lep.:  Geometridae) Jeremy Tatum

2023 March 22


   Ron Flower saw five (5!) Mourning Cloaks at the Goldstream River today. March 22, and Jeremy Tatum saw a California Tortoiseshell basking on the Mount Tolmie reservoir (presumably the same individual that was seen there on March 18).




May 9, 2023
  • Natural History Night

    May 9, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    TBA Each month from September to April on the second Tuesday, the Victoria Natural History Society presents a talk on some aspect of Natural History.

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