Discovery is an annual journal of natural history and conservation, published by Nature Vancouver since 1972. From 1972 to 1998, Discovery was published four times a year. Starting in 1999, the journal was published only twice a year and since 2009, it has been published once every year (except for 2017).
For PDF copies of all past issues of Discovery (Vols. 1 to 48) and for more information on how to contribute articles for publication, click on the links below:
Nature Vancouver members receive a weekly newsletter by e-mail, with up to date information on upcoming field trips and other events. This newsletter is sent out every Monday. If you have any announcement or information that you would like to include in the newsletter, please send it to Weekly e-NEWS before Sunday evening.To subscribe to the newsletter, please contact the Membership Secretary.
The Vancouver Natural History Society published a newsletter for the members called, The Bulletin, from 1943 to 1971. In 2005, Bill Merilees compiled important articles from The Bulletin. Click HERE for a PDF copy. A hard copy is available at Vancouver Public Library.
In 1999 Nature Vancouver started publishing a quarterly newsletter, Vancouver Naturalist. In 2019 it was decided to discontinue publishing Vancouver Naturalist and use the Weekly e-News to inform members about Nature Vancouver programs and other events. PDF’s of some past issues of Vancouver Naturalist are available HERE.
Over the years, members of Nature Vancouver have explored remote parts of BC and recorded their observations of plants, birds, and animals. Some of the lists of those observations are available from the link below.
Books and Pamphlets
Over the years, Nature Vancouver has published a number of books and pamphlets of interest to naturalists. Following is a complete listing of all the books. Most of the older publications are out of print. The Vancouver Public Library has some of them in their collection. PDF copies of some of the books are available from the links provided below.
NOTE: Several of the following books were published by Harbour Publishing. They maintain a supportive relationship with Nature Vancouver. Harbour Publishing hosts a website at https://www.knowbc.com that allows subscribers to access online updates for many of their reference books. Several libraries, including the Vancouver Public Library, are subscribed, and some allow their cardholders to access the website from home.
A Hundred Years of Natural History: The Vancouver Natural History Society, 1918–2018. By Susan Fisher and Daphne Solecki. A PDF copy is available HERE.
Seasonal Checklist: Birds of Greater Vancouver, BC. (Revised Edition). By Wayne Weber, Brian Self, Ilya Povalyaev and Larry Cowan. 2018. A PDF copy is available HERE.
The Birder’s Guide to Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. (Revised and Expanded Edition). Edited by Colin Clasen. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, BC. 2016. This publication is available from HARBOUR PUBLISHING.
Discovery Index 2. Vol. 23 to Vol. 39 / 1994 to 2010. Compiled and edited by Marian Coope, Roland V. Wahlgren and Melanie Marchand. Vancouver Natural History Society, 2013. A PDF copy is available HERE.
Nature Vancouver – A Portrait 1994 to 2010. Vancouver Natural History Society, 2012. A PDF copy is available HERE.
Parks and Nature Places Around Vancouver. Edited by Alison Parkinson. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, BC. 2009. This publication is available from HARBOUR PUBLISHING.
Explore the Rocky Shore at Stanley Park. A field guide to 40 prominent intertidal species of marine life which inhabit the rocky shore in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC. By Sheila Byers. 2009. A PDF copy is available HERE.
Wilderness on the Doorstep. Discovering Nature in Stanley Park. Edited by Alison Parkinson. Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, BC, 2006. This publication is available from HARBOUR PUBLISHING.
The Birder’s Guide to Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Whitecap Books, Vancouver, 2001.
Vancouver Birds in 1995. By Kyle Elliott and Wayne Gardner. Vancouver Natural History Society, 1997.
Nature in Vancouver: A Guide to the best places to find birds, animals, insects, marine life, plants and flowers in and around Vancouver. The Vancouver Natural History Society, Cavendish Books, Vancouver, 1996
The Birds of Burrard Inlet. Vancouver Natural History Society, 1995.
A Bird Watching Guide to the Vancouver Area, British Columbia. Cavendish Books, Vancouver, 1993.
The Vancouver Natural History Society, 1918 – 1993. By Jim Peacock. Vancouver Natural History Society, 1993.
Discovery Index Issue. Vol. 22, No. 5 / Volumes 1 to 22 / 1972 to 1993. Edited by Roland V. Wahlgren and Melanie Marchand. Vancouver Natural History Society, 1994.
The Natural History of Stanley Park. Edited by Valentin Schaefer and Angela Chen. Discovery Press, Vancouver, 1988.
The Living Natural History of Vancouver. 1986
Nature West Coast: A study of plants, insects, birds, mammals and marine life as seen in Lighthouse Park.Edited by Kathleen Smith, Nancy Anderson, and Katherine Beamish. Discovery Press, 1973; republished by Sono Nis Press, Victoria, 1988.
Vancouver Birds in 1972. By R.W. Campbell, M.G. Shepard, M.G. Macdonald and W.C. Weber, Vancouver Natural History Society, 1973.
Vancouver Birds in 1971. By R.W. Campbell, M.G. Shepard and W.C. Weber, Vancouver Natural History Society, 1972.