Victoria Natural
History Society
Sharing a love of nature since 1944

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The Victoria Natural History Society (VNHS) formed in 1944 and currently has about 750 members. We are a volunteer-run organization. Members have developed their interest in nature in a wide variety of ways—some are professional biologists, others are students, most are amateur or volunteer naturalists. VNHS provides an opportunity for those interested in the natural world to come together to share their ideas and experiences.
The Victoria Natural History Society offers many field trips and presentations each month for its members. Note that while evening presentations are open to the public, field trips are designed for members. Guests may join for up to three trips, after which they are expected to join the Society. If you like what you see, please support VNHS by becoming a member and/or making a donation.
The primary objectives of the Society are:
  • To stimulate active interest in natural history
  • To study and protect flora and fauna and their habitats
  • To work with other societies and like bodies having interests in common with this Society.

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Calendar

October 15, 2019
  • Bufflehead Speaker Series

    October 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Bateman Centre for Nature, 470 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8V 1W9

    Local birding expert, Ann Nightingale will share her views on The Joy of Birds and Why Birds and Buffleheads Matter during a 45min presentation with a Q&A to follow.

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  • Botany Night

    October 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Swan Lake - The Nature House, Saanich, BC V8X 2B1, Canada

    BOTANY NIGHT

    Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature House, 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

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  • Botany Night

    October 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Swan Lake - The Nature House, Saanich, BC V8X 2B1, Canada

    BOTANY NIGHT  

    The Curious World of Broomrapes
    Orobanches and their close relatives are holoparasitic plants. The species found in BC are mostly seen as curiosities. Elsewhere in the world, however, they can be crop pests. Perhaps their ecological role is underestimated. Join Matt Fairbarns at the Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature House, 7:30 p.m. to learn more about these unusual plants. Everyone welcome.

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