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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 Meets every Tuesday at the foot of Bowker Ave on the waterfront (off Beach Drive) at 9:00 a.m., rain or shine. 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 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 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 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Satin Flowers and Birds at Juan de Fuca
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
  • Monthly Butterfly Outing
2
  • Tracking Animals
3
  • Tuesday Birding
4
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
5
6
7
  • Birding at Rithet’s Bog
8
  • Lone Tree Hill
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
9
10
  • Tuesday Birding
  • Natural History Night
11
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
12
13
14
  • Wildflowers and Birds at Mill Hill
15
  • Flowers and Birds at Gore and Oak Haven Parks
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
16
17
  • Tuesday Birding
  • Do Bald Eagles influence coastal plant ecology?
18
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
19
20
21
  • Jocelyn Hill Birding
  • VICTORIA BUTTERFLY COUNT
  • Pink Fawn Lilies and other wildflower delights
22
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
  • Macaulay Point intertidal walk
  • 27th Annual Camas Day
23
24
  • Tuesday Birding
25
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
  • Checking out some Wild Edibles - new sign-up deadline
  • Birder's Night: Watching Birds
26
27
28
  • Birding Lochside Trail
29
  • Special Plants at Cattle Point
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
30
  • Marine Night: Gorge herring, Victorian native oysters, and Seaquaria