Nature Nanaimo: your local nature club in Nanaimo, BC.

Our mission is to promote the enjoyment of local nature, foster public interest and understanding of local nature, and assist and support in the conservation of healthy, natural ecosystems.


Join us for monthly meetings, outings, and other events scheduled throughout the year!

Recent Posts

  • Nature Ramble to Rathtrevor Beach – Mar. 9, 2019

    Lance Nordstrom, with contributed photographs by Bob Harvey Braving a rather chilly wind, a dozen Nature Nanaimo members ventured out onto the mud flats at Rathtrevor provincial park to view migrating Brant and other shore birds, including Surf scoters, Glaucous-winged …Read More »
  • Identifying what you see!

    By Staffan Lindgren Our planet is full of organisms, and it can be very frustrating to try to identify what you see. It used to be that you had to have field guides for birds, insects, mushroom, plants etc., but …Read More »
  • Reading the Fossil Tea Leaves: New Perspectives from BC’s Eocene Floras

    VIU Science and Technology Lecture Series, February 20, 2019 David Greenwood, Department of Biology, Brandon University by Lance Nordstrom Professor Greenwood presented a lively and entertaining lecture about ancient plant life in the Eocene epoch 56 to 40 million years …Read More »
  • Dracula ants: Another oddity from the world of insects

    Nature Nugget – Feb. 21, 2019 By Staffan Lindgren Of all the insects in the world, the ants are some of the most successful (Guénard 2013). To date, about 13,000 species have been described. By insect standards, that is a …Read More »