Victoria Natural
History Society
Sharing a love of nature since 1944

Field Trips & Events
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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

June 22, 2018
  • VICTORIA BUTTERFLY COUNT WEEK

    June 16, 2018 - June 24, 2018 @ 

    Saturday, June 16 to Sunday, June 24

    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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June 23, 2018
  • VICTORIA BUTTERFLY COUNT WEEK

    June 16, 2018 - June 24, 2018 @ 

    Saturday, June 16 to Sunday, June 24

    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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  • Birding Blenkinsop Lake

    June 23, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
    Don Mann Excavating, 4098 Lochside Dr, Victoria, BC V8X 2C8, Canada

    FIELD TRIP (LEVEL 2/3)

    Join us as we walk along Lochside Trail in the Blenkinsop Lake area. Enjoy spring migrants such as Black-headed Grosbeaks and Yellow Warblers. If it’s a nice day, we will continue along Lohbrunner Road to the lower reaches of Mount Douglas and walk back south through the park to reach Mt Douglas Cross Road which will take us back to where we started. 

    Meet at 7:00 a.m. opposite Don Mann Trucking on Lochside Drive (off Cedar Hill Cross 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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