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
The ANGAIR Wildflower Weekend and Art Show will be on Saturday, 20 and Sunday, 21 September, at the Anglesea Memorial Hall, Civic Centre Precinct, 1 McMillan St, Anglesea.
Having featured two of our Helmet Orchids over the past two months, it seems discriminatory to ignore Corybas incurvus Slaty Helmet Orchid, the most common and widespread of our Helmet Orchids, which is flowering in many places at the present time.
Last month, I was really enjoying seeing Small-leaved Clematis Clematis microphylla come into flower beside my verandah.
Despite the chilly start to the morning, 11 people joined the nature ramble along the top track at the Eumeralla Scout Camp.
The Get to Know Our Tracks Walk on 26 July 2014, comprised a circuit from the Painkalac Bridge in Fairhaven through the Great Otway National Park to Moggs Creek, returning along the beach past the Life Saving Club, to the starting point.
Members of the Committee have been very active in ensuring that the Anglesea Heath continues to be protected, whatever the outcome of the Alcoa sale process.
It was with sadness that we learned of the death of Joan Forster (01.12.1916 – 29.07.2014), and many ANGAIR members attended the service at Aireys Inlet to celebrate her long and remarkable life.
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.
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African Weed Orchid Disa bracteata
A new major threat has arrived on the Surf Coast in the last two years; it is called the African Weed Orchid. It is an erect orchid 30–50 cm tall, with up to 50 dense flowers, arranged in an indistinct spiral, the flowers mostly pinkish-brown with a yellow tongue like labellum, and with a leafy bract. It flowers from late October through to December in Victoria. The species is self-pollinating, and produces a large amount of dust like seed per plant (tens of thousands of air blown seeds). If you happen to find any specimens please contact Margaret MacDonald on 0412 652 419 or 5289 6326.
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.