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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.


2024 February 24

  Another remarkable and varied selection of invertebrates by Ian Cooper, February 22, from *Colquitz River Park or #by7 the 9 km marker on the Galloping Goose Trail in View Royal.   The first is a nematode – a first for Invertebrate Alert.  Nematoda is a Phylum, divided into Classes, Orders, etc., so we are a long way from being able to identify this one to species!


Nematode (Phylum:  Nematoda)  Ian Cooper

# European Sowbug  Oniscus asellus (Isopoda: Oniscidae)   Ian Coope...

2024 February 23 morning

   A selection of invertebrates photographed by Ian Cooper on February 22 in *Colquitz River Park or #by the 9 km marker on the Galloping Goose Trail in View Royal.


#Soldier beetle larva (Col.: Cantharidae)  Ian Cooper

#European Ground Beetle Carabus nemoralis  (Col.: Carabidae)  Ian Cooper

*Araneus diadematus  (Ara.: Araneidae)  Ian Cooper

# Cryptomastix germana – or – Vespericola columbianus (Pul.: Polygyridae)   Ian Cooper

* Common Chrysalis Snail – Lauria cylind...


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