This blog provides an informal forum for terrestrial invertebrate watchers to post recent sightings of interesting observations in the southern Vancouver Island region. Please send your sightings by email to Jeremy Tatum ( Be sure to include your name, phone number, the species name (common or scientific) of the invertebrate you saw, location, date, and number of individuals. If you have a photograph you are willing to share, please send it along. Click on the title above for an index of past sightings.The index is updated most days.

Butterfly Walk, Sunday July 4

Hello Butterfly Watchers,
We will be having a Butterfly Walk on Sunday, July 4 as described in the VNHS calendar. Covid-19 protocols now allow larger groups, but we should still be careful about physical distancing.
We will meet at the top of Mount Tolmie by the reservoir, at 1.00 p.m. You can park in the parking lot there, or in the large lot north of the summit. After a look around the summit, we will decide on a destination from there.
See you on Sunday,
Gordon Hart,
Butterfly count coordinator
Victoria Natural History Society
Jeremy Tatum writes:  We are currently having computer problems that make it difficult for is to post photographs on this site.  We are working on the problem and will resume postings  as soon as we have solved the problem.