About the
Victoria Natural History Society
Learn more about our history, founding documents,
and Board of Directors

Contact Us

You can contact the VNHS by mail at:

Victoria Natural History Society
P.O.Box 24061, Royal Oak
Victoria, BC, V8Z 7E7

or contact one of our directors:

The Victoria Natural History Society Board of Directors are:


President:  Phil Lambert 250-477-5922
Vice President: Vacant
SecretaryStephanie Weinstein 250-598-3622
TreasurerGordon Hart 250-721-1264

Directors and Committees

 Claudia Copley – Swan Lake Christmas Hill
Nature Sanctuary Representative
Liz Turner   turnerliz7@gmail.com – Schools Program
Gail Harcombe 250-652-3508 – Publications
Gordon Hart – 250-721-1264 – BC Nature Representative
Phil Lambert – Publicity
Vicki Metcalfe  – Volunteer Coordinator


Stephen Ruttan 250-472-2406
Rick Searle 778-533-0266
Penelope Edwards 250-382-2251
Jim Cuthbert  250-896-6379
Leah Ramsay

Presentation/Field Trip Coordinators

Membership and Committees: Darren Copley
Marine Night:
Phil Lambert 250-477-5922
Botany Night: Kristen and James Miskelly 250-544-0455,
Natural History Night: Stephanie Weinstein 250-598-3622
Birder’s Night: Cohosts David Bird 778-351-7760
and Ann Nightingale 250-514-6450
Field Trip Coordinator: Claudia Copley

Committees and Representatives

Swan Lake Representative: Claudia Copley
BC Nature (FBCN) Representative: Gordon Hart 250-721-1264 / Claudia Copley
Esquimalt Lagoon Stewardship Initiative (ELSI): Vicki Metcalfe
Viaduct Flats Committee: Claudia Copley
Greater Victoria NatureHood: Vicki Metcalfe
Bufflehead Festival: Rick Searle