Nature Guide to the Victoria Region

Ann Nightingale and Claudia Copley (Editors)


The Victoria region is a natural wonderland – one of the most biologically rich areas of the country, with many plants and animals found nowhere else in Canada. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned naturalist, a visitor or a resident, this book will give you the knowledge you need to get the most out of your explorations of southeastern Vancouver Island.

2012, paperback, 224 pages

180 colour photographs

ISBN 978-0-7726-6575-1

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Ten local experts have contributed their knowledge about all things natural in this region, from mushrooms and dragonflies to owls and whales. In ten chapters, they describe the species most likely to be seen here, and direct you to the best places to see them.

Birds – David Stirling and Alan MacLeod
Butterflies – James Miskelly
Dragonflies – Robert Cannings
Fungi – Bryce Kendrick
Intertidal life – Philip Lambert
Land mammals – David Nagorsen
Marine mammals – Anna Hall
Nearshore Fishes – Gavin Hanke
Plants – Leon Pavlick
Reptiles and amphibians – Gavin Hanke

Nature Guide to the Victoria Region is designed to help you understand the variety of habitats and natural wonders awaiting your discovery, all in a portable, easy-to-read format. It includes beautiful full-colour photographs, checklists and a map of all the great places to visit.

Copublished with the Victoria Natural History Society.


About the Editors

Ann Nightingale is president of the Rocky Point Bird Observatory and Claudia Copley is the entomology collections manager at the Royal BC Museum. They and the other contributors to this book actively support the Victoria Natural History Society.





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