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Note that while evening presentations are open to the public, field trips are for members only.

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 Coordinator Ben van Drimmelen. 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 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Saturday Birding - Centennial Park in Central Saanich
2
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
  • Natural History Waterfront Walk - Updated
  • Monthly Butterfly Outing
3
4
  • Tuesday Birding
5
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
6
7
8
  • Satin Flowers and Birds at Juan de Fuca
9
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
  • Leisurely Walk up Lone Tree Hill
10
11
  • Tuesday Birding
  • Natural History Night and AGM
12
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
13
14
  • Magnificent Wildflowers and Birds at Mill Hill
15
  • Victoria Butterfly Count Week
  • Saturday Birding Jocelyn Hill
16
  • Early Spring Flowers and Birds at Gore and Oak Haven Parks
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
17
  • Bear Hill and Horth Hill Wildflowers
18
  • Tuesday Birding
  • Plants of Waterton Lakes National Park
19
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
20
21
22
  • Birding at Rithet’s Bog
  • Victoria Bioblitz
  • Earth Day Celebration: Fort Rodd Hill
23
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
  • Wild Side of Thetis Lake Park
24
  • Hidden World of Whales
25
  • Tuesday Birding
26
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
  • Birder's Night: Birds of the Western Front
27
28
29
  • 26th Annual Camas Day
30
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
  • EVENT CHANGE - Searching for Mist Maidens in Devonian Park