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.
I find autumn is a lovely time to stroll in our bush and enjoy the subtle colours of flowers that are often hard to see.
ANGAIR has joined with the Aireys Inlet and District Association (AIDA) in a visionary plan aimed at protecting the much-loved Painkalac Valley in Aireys Inlet by restoring it to public ownership.
At the April meeting the local Correa species were under investigation, starting with a discussion on the differences between the Common Correa, Correa reflexa var. reflexa, and the Eastern Correa, Correa reflexa var. speciose.
Our group was small because this weekend clashed with the SEANA (South East Australian Naturalists Association) Autumn Camp which was hosted by Geelong Field Naturalists in the Bellarine area.
Melaleucas as weeds
Many Australian natives are declared weeds of the Surf Coast Shire. The Bracelet, Green, Mauve and Red Honey Myrtles are local problems. Because Melaleuca retain their wooden seeds on old wood for many years, it is difficult to prevent them being eaten by birds and distributed throughout the district. The recommended approach to all of these plants is therefore to firstly refrain from planting them, and if they are there, remove them completely from your garden.
More details about these weeds 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.