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.

2024 April 1 evening

2024 April 1 evening

Gordon Hart, who has organized the monthly Butterfly Counts for eight years, now wishes to pass the torch on, so we need to find someone to organize these Counts, starting this month.  These Butterfly Counts are an important part of the VNHS’s activities, and we very much hope that someone will volunteer, so that the counts can continue uninterrupted.  Please, if you would like to help in this way, get in touch with Gordon (, who will be happy to help you to get started. 

   We all thank Gordon for organizing these Counts for us over the years. He will continue to organize the monthly Butterfly Walks as usual, starting in May.  For details, watch this site and the Victoria Naturalist.


Jeff Gaskin writes:

Yesterday afternoon, March 31st, I went up Christmas Hill and saw my first of the year Western Spring Azure. I saw only one, as well as a Satyr Comma.