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. Sign up now
Our November walk was on a most unpleasant hot and windy day, but there were more than enough birds to make it worthwhile.
Six enthusiastic birders had a glorious day at Clarkesdale Sanctuary on the October Bird Walk. David, who has managed the 535 hectares since 1985, was a wealth of knowledge during our morning walk.
The bushland is still dressed in its springtime finery, and is beautiful to behold. The overall colours are rich, golden yellows, whites, blues and purple with occasional splashes of pink and red.
Eighteen walkers started at Benwerrin and walked along Big Hill Track before encountering the mainly downhill Stoney Creek Track.
One of ANGAIR’s main purposes is to document the natural history of our district.
The results from the September Orange-bellied Parrot survey were disappointing.
On very few occasions, one just has the camera at hand, and therefore manages to capture that special image that presents itself momentarily.
ANGAIR Members were privileged to join the Anglesea Primary School Grade 6 students when they presented reports on their indigenous plants project.
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African Weed Orchid Disa bracteata
A new major threat has arrived on the Surf Coast in the last two years; it is called the African Weed Orchid. It is an erect orchid 30–50 cm tall, with up to 50 dense flowers, arranged in an indistinct spiral, the flowers mostly pinkish-brown with a yellow tongue like labellum, and with a leafy bract. It flowers from late October through to December in Victoria. The species is self-pollinating, and produces a large amount of dust like seed per plant (tens of thousands of air blown seeds). If you happen to find any specimens please contact Margaret MacDonald on 0412 652 419 or 5289 6326.
There are a number of wonderful local Friends Groups that provide ANGAIR members and the community with opportunities for involvement. Access a full list of Friends Group here.