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
We have been fortunate to experience a wildlife survey first-hand over the past few months.
Down at Coogoorah Park recently I saw a wasp doing a mighty job of dragging a stunned Huntsman spider, bigger than itself, over very rough terrain, and into some vegetation.
The Hoodie Story at Moggs Creek (Part 2) - well, our champion little bird did it!
With the onset of autumn, you will notice that the bushland is less colourful and more muted in tone.
Over one hundred and ten species of orchids have been listed by ANGAIR for the Anglesea district. This of course does not include the many hybrids that may be observed from time to time in the field.
ANGAIR has received a generous bequest from the Estate of Peter Godfrey.
Following the December nature ramble along the Anglesea river in Coogoorah Park, it was decided to continue the riverside observations along the Anglesea estuary for our ramble on February 16.
A group of ANGAIR members went to Coogoorah Park on 15th December for a Nature Ramble.
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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.