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.
Propagation update: Plans have been lodged with the Surf Coast Shire to erect a 5 x 8 metre propagating shed and 4 x 6 metre greenhouse behind the Memorial Hall northeast of the ANGAIR Office.
With very little to report over the dry summer months apart from some Flying Duck Orchids Caleana major and a few weak Rosy Hyacinth Orchids Dipodium roseum that managed to escape kangaroos searching for food, it is a good chance to catch up on orchid news wider afield.
The holiday season has been a difficult one for the Hooded Plovers.
Helen and Jim Tutt, as well as ANGAIR itself, received awards at the well-attended Australia Day ceremony on the Anglesea river bank.
Once again the Moggs Creek Picnic Grounds was our venue for the joint celebration between Friends of Eastern Otways and ANGAIR to mark the end of another year of successful activities.
Many declared weeds of the Surf Coast Shire have their origins in domestic gardens.These include Agapanthus, Gazania, Wild Watsonia, Myrtle-leaf Milkwort and Freesia. The recommended approach to all of these plants is to firstly refrain from planting them, or remove them, or as a last resort, maintain them responsibly .
More details about these weeds and how to treat them 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.