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Note that while evening presentations are open to the public, field trips are for members only. Click here for our Field Trip Guidelines for participants and leaders.

If space allows, guests may join for up to three trips, after which they are expected to join the Society.

Codes for Field Trip Difficulty Levels:
LEVEL 1—Easy walking, mostly level paths.
LEVEL 2—Paths can be narrow with uneven terrain.
LEVEL 3—Obstacles in paths or steeper grades, requiring agility.
LEVEL 4—Very steep, insecure footing, or longer hikes requiring good physical condition.
Please—no pets on VNHS field trips.

If you would like to do a talk or know someone who might, please contact one of the presentation night coordinators. If you have an idea for a field trip or wish to volunteer as a leader, please contact the Field Trip Coordinator. Many of you do interesting things either for fun or for work, and it would be great to share! See Contact page for email addresses and phone numbers.

TUESDAY MORNING BIRDING – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Previously: Meets every Tuesday one block south of the foot of Bowker Ave on the waterfront (off Beach Drive) at 9:00 a.m. or at the foot of Bowker Ave at 9:30 a.m. Birding activities take place at various locations around Greater Victoria. For more information call Bill Dancer at 250-721-5273. Novice and experienced VNHS members all welcome.

SATURDAY MORNING BIRDING – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Previously:Meets every Saturday morning, usually at 8:00 a.m., rain or shine. Check on the Calendar on the Thursday/Friday before to find out the week’s location. Novice and experienced VNHS members all welcome. For more details, contact Rick Schortinghuis at 250-885-2454 or Agnes Lynn at thelynns at shaw.ca or 250-721-0634.

SWAN LAKE GUIDED BIRD WALKS – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Previously: Every Wednesday and Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Jointly sponsored by Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary and Victoria Natural History Society. Bring your binoculars and walking shoes and meet in the parking lot for this informal and informative walk around the lake area. Walks are generally led by Victoria Natural History Society members. Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary is at 3873 Swan Lake Road, off Ralph Street. Note that the Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Store in Shelbourne Plaza posts the bird reports from the Sunday walk.

April 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Swan Lake Bird Walks CANCELLED
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  • Saturday Birding CANCELLED
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  • Swan Lake Bird Walks CANCELLED
  • CANCELLED Monthly Butterfly Outing
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  • Tuesday Birding CANCELLED
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  • Swan Lake Bird Walks CANCELLED
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  • Satin Flowers and Birds at Juan de Fuca CANCELLED
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  • Birding at Rithet's Bog CANCELLED
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  • Early Spring Flowers and Birds CANCELLED
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks CANCELLED
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  • Wildflowers and Birds at Mill Hill CANCELLED
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  • Tuesday Birding CANCELLED
  • CANCELLED Insects and Their Fungal Associates
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  • Swan Lake Bird Walks CANCELLED
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  • Jocelyn Hill Birding CANCELLED
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  • Swan Lake Bird Walks CANCELLED
  • Walk up Horth Hill CANCELLED
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  • Tuesday Birding CANCELLED
  • CANCELLED The sea inside a cycad
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  • Swan Lake Bird Walks CANCELLED
  • CANCELLED Birding Festivals
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  • Saturday Birding CANCELLED
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  • Mount Tzouhalem Wildflowers
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks CANCELLED
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  • CANCELLED Chinook Salmon ecology in the Salish Sea
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  • Tuesday Birding CANCELLED
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  • Swan Lake Bird Walks CANCELLED
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