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 had delightful autumn weather for this walk from the ANGAIR office along the river, and then through the nature reserve.
The April walk was in a lovely location near Anglesea on a still but overcast day.
It was a group of just five members who participated in the March Nature Ramble on Monday, March 17.
Searching for and discovering orchids at Anglesea at the present time is just like searching for lost treasure.
Recently I was driving along a country road lined on one side by rich-green cypress trees that had been aesthetically shaped by nature.
This walk was a variation of the usual circuit from Allenvale car park, Phantom Falls, The Canyon, Sheoak Picnic ground with a return via Allenvale car park.
At the February Nature Walk, we were all interested to find a moth or butterfly that we didn’t know.
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Common Pampas Grass Cortaderia selloana
Common Pampas Grass originates from South America, and is highly invasive along the Surf Coast. The green leaves are long narrow straps, 1.8 m x 2 cm, with rough, serrated edges, usually arching. Flowering stems are erect, 2–6 m high, normally less than twice the height of the lower foliage. It flowers in a dense panicle 25–100 cm long, white to yellowish in appearance, from January to March. Common Pampas Grass can form dense stands that will exclude ground flora and prevent the germination of larger trees and shrubs. Individual flower heads contain up to 100,000 seeds with viability exceeding 75%. Wind disperses seed for several kilometres.
Members can renew now and new members can join ANGAIR by downloading the membership form here. As always, your support is very much appreciated, and enables us to continue the good work.
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.