Nature Nanaimo

is 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 in the Nanaimo area.

 Click on the calendar below for monthly meetings, outings, and other events scheduled throughout the year.

Recent Posts

  • Hawk watch at Beechey Head – Sept. 28, 2019

    Staffan Lindgren On Saturday September 28 ten Nature Nanaimo members went to East Sooke Regional Park to participate in the annual spectacle of watching the raptor migration. Hawks, falcons, and vultures gather at the southernmost part of Vancouver Island, where …Read More »
  • Friends of Buttertubs join Nature Nanaimo

    Sept. 23, 2019 The Friends of Buttertubs, once part of the now defunct Nanoose Naturalists Society, have found a new home.             The Board of Nature Nanaimo has welcomed this active group with open arms. After summer-long discussions the two parties …Read More »
  • Birds of Vancouver Island with Mike Yip – Sept. 19, 2019

    Our first meeting of the fall season will feature “Birds of Vancouver Island” – a photographic presentation by Mike Yip. Mike will share his passion for birds and amazing photographs while providing an overview of our local birds – how …Read More »
  • Asian giant hornets in Nanaimo

    Staffan Lindgren Three specimens of the Asian Giant Hornet, Vespa mandarinia, have been found in Nanaimo this year. The first two specimens were found by a bee keeper, whereas the third was reported to Nature Nanaimo. I collected the specimen and pinned …Read More »