Welcome to ANGAIR Inc.

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

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Blazing Saddles Distillery Creek bird walk

The other times we had been to Blazing Saddles it had been autumn, so it was interesting to be there in late winter in cold and muddy conditions.

Read more: Blazing Saddles Distillery Creek bird walk


2014 Gordon TAFE/ANGAIR Partnership

Early this year, ANGAIR met with Amanda May, the Conservation and Land Management Course Co-ordinator at the Gordon TAFE Institute, Geelong, to explore ways of working together.

Read more: 2014 Gordon TAFE/ANGAIR Partnership


Orchids in August

With winter entering its last month, the second species of our helmet orchids, Corybas diemenicus Veined Helmet Orchid, is in full flower.

Read more: Orchids in August


August Flora notes

Wattles should be a major highlight of this month as, at the time of writing – mid July – I had seen so many about to burst into flower.

Read more: August Flora notes


Committee News August

The Committee is delighted with ANGAIR's upgraded, Natural History Display, and is very grateful to Kaye Traynor for organising this.

Read more: Committee News August


Fauna Report August

The Natural History Display at ANGAIR has been upgraded.

Read more: Fauna Report August


July Nature Ramble

In our beautiful bushland one sometimes stumbles on a site that has hidden secrets, and this was indeed the case on our July nature ramble when we explored a small section of the Great Otway National Park at Moggs Creek.

Read more: July Nature Ramble


June Nature Ramble

We started the ramble in the Great Otway National Park opposite Fifth Avenue in O’Donohue Road.

Read more: June Nature Ramble


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Weed of the month

Sallow Wattle

Sallow Wattle Acacia longifolia var. longifolia

Sallow Wattle is arguably the worst environmental weed along the Surf Coast. It is in plague proportions in Anglesea and Aireys Inlet, and along the Great Ocean Road. It is easily confused with Coast Wattle which is indigenous to the sand dunes in our district. The phyllodes of Sallow Wattle are linear, 5–20 cm long and 0.5–1.5cm wide s well as being quite thin and pliable. The phyllodes of Coast Wattle are much thicker, even leathery, shorter and wider 5–12 cm long, 1–3 cm wide, and narrowly elliptic in shape.

More details about this weed and how to treat it can be found in the archive of Weeds of the Month.

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ANGAIR membership gives you access to a range of great activities and benefits. Learn more about all these benefits as well as how to sign up and renew.

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Get to know your local Friends groups

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.