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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.

February 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
2
3
4
  • Birding Saxe Point
5
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
  • Common Lichens of the Victoria Area
6
7
  • Tuesday Birding
8
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
9
10
11
  • Saturday Birding - Island View Beach
12
  • Valentine Couples Birdathon
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
13
14
  • Tuesday Birding
  • Natural History Night: Climate Change
15
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
16
17
18
  • Boundary Bay and Raptors
  • Saturday Birding - Swan Lake
19
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
20
21
  • Tuesday Birding
  • Botany Night: New plant discoveries
22
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
  • Birder's Night: Attu and the Aleutians
23
24
25
  • Saturday Birding: Elk-Beaver
26
  • Swan Lake Bird Walks
27
  • MARINE NIGHT: Ecology of Salmonids
28
  • Tuesday Birding