ANGAIR (Anglesea, Aireys Inlet Society for the Protection of Flora and Fauna) is dedicated to protecting our indigenous flora and fauna, and to maintaining the natural beauty of Anglesea and Aireys Inlet and their local environments. It was established in 1969 through the influence of a local resident Mrs Edith Lawn. Read more about our achievements over the last 40 years.
We hope you enjoy your visit to the ANGAIR website and will consider joining our Society. If you are interested in the environment, want to learn more about the flora and fauna found in it, and wish to conserve it for future generations, you will gain enormous satisfaction and enjoyment from being an ANGAIR member.
Make sure you come and enjoy all the attractions at this year's Wildflower and Art Weekend on the 23rd and 24th September in the Memorial Hall, McMillan Street, Anglesea.
As usual the Veined Helmet Orchid, Corybas diemenicus, came into flower in July and will hopefully continue to show its flowers for the next few weeks.
Last month, on a crisp, still, sunny winter morning, we went birding locally in Aireys Inlet.
Our recent survey on June 20 focused on a newly discovered population of this flora species that is classified as vulnerable at both state and national levels.
Bushy Yate, Eucalyptus lehmannii, is an evergreen densely rounded tree to 8m with spread of 3m. It is endemic to the south coast of Western Australia but has naturalised into the Surf Coast cliffs, coastal areas and bushland where it seeds prolifically. The orange flower pods form clusters like fingers extending from a hand and the horned seed capsules are fused at the base in clusters of five to eight.
More details about how to control this weed can be found in the archive of Weeds of the Month.
There are a number of wonderful local Friends Groups that provide ANGAIR members and the community with opportunities for involvement.