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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December 14, 2019
  • Christmas Bird Count - Victoria

    December 14, 2019

    Saturday, December 14
    See Victoria Naturalist page nine for details.

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  • Saturday Birding-CBC4KIDS

    December 14, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Beckwith Park, 857 Beckwith Ave, Victoria, BC V8X 3S3, Canada


    We will again be partnering with Rocky Point Bird Observatory for a special Christmas Bird Count for Kids in conjunction with our regular count day. This family-focused event is meant to encourage young birders to become engaged with citizen science, and we are delighted to include their observations in our official CBC results. The event will be held on Saturday, December 14, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Beckwith Park in Saanich.

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December 15, 2019
  • Christmas Bird Count- Gulf Islands

    December 15, 2019

    Sunday, Dec 15, 2019
    See Victoria Naturalist page nine for details.

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