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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 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 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.

November 2019

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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2
  • Saturday Birding - Albert Head & Tower Point
3
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
  • 2019 Mushroom Show
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5
  • Tuesday Birding
6
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
7
8
9
  • Saturday Birding - Goldstream Park
10
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
  • Mushrooms at Metchosin Wilderness Park
  • Pelagic Birding on the MV Coho
11
  • Fungi in John Dean Park
12
  • Tuesday Birding
  • Pollinators and Partnerships in the CRD
13
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
14
15
16
  • Saturday Birding - Blenkinsop Lake
  • Snow Geese at Reifel Bird Sanctuary
17
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
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19
  • Tuesday Birding
  • What are mycoheterotrophs?
20
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
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23
  • Saturday Birding
24
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
25
  • Marine Night - Warm Anomalies in the Ocean
26
  • Tuesday Birding
27
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
  • Birders' Night
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  • Esquimalt Lagoon Christmas Bird Count Tune-up