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
Sheoaks are really worth a close look at this time of year.
Our mid-May visit to Jinda Park and Bambra was on a most pleasant, initially still, and unseasonably warm autumn day.
Well, things are starting to happen in the orchid field, and it is exciting to see some more of our autumn orchid species appear.
A group of five set out after the misty rain had cleared on a nature ramble along the old Surf Coast Loop walk, west of Fraser Avenue Reserve.
Flowers are in short supply at the moment, but there is real gem to be found if you are prepared for a hunt on your hands and knees.
The area near Blazing Saddles was alive with birds and bird calls on this still, overcast autumn morning.
The National Parks Association has a strong message for the Victorian Government in response to its decision to open up the state’s national parks to development and private investment.
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Italian Buckthorn Rhamnus alaternus
Italian Buckthorn is a common environmental weed that can be seen at Point Roadknight, Coogoorah Park and Kuarka Dorla. Leaves are oval, 2-6 cm margins are shallow toothed which differentiates it from the similar leafed indigenous Sea Box Alyxia buxifolia that does not have toothed leaf margins. Flowers are yellow-green in small clusters in winter to early spring with red berries appearing in summer before turning black. Seed is dispersed by birds and probably by foxes. Control can be difficult because the plant has a deep tap root that is hard to remove and it will resprout if it is broken. Larger plants can be treated using the cut and paint method, with a systemic herbicide but often they will resprout and need further treatment.
More details about this weed and how to treat it can be found in the archive of Weeds of the Month.
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.