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.
Thirteen ANGAIR members were joined by seven young Green Army recruits for a gentle stroll along the Aireys Inlet Clifftop Track.
The November bird walk at Brace and Barbara Bateman’s property was truly a delight. On arrival at their cliff-top property at Cathedral Rock just before Lorne, we were almost overwhelmed by bird-song, identifying almost a dozen birds before we started walking.
On Monday 9 November, Dr Bill Birch AM, President of the Royal Society of Victoria presented the annual Australian Natural History Medallion to Margaret MacDonald OAM referring to Margaret’s many achievements in natural history, conservation and education.
Late spring still has many colourful, flowering plants in the bushland but note that a number of plants are now forming seed pods and capsules ready for next year’s germination.
A study recently published in the Enviroweeds List Server found that 94% of plant species invading North America had previously been cultivated.
Cape Broom and Flax-leaf Broom (pictured above) are two forms of Broom that have been declared environmental weeds in the Surf Coast Shire and are also Weeds of National Significance. They both come from Europe and flourish in the local climate. Both have yellow pea-like flowers in clusters at the ends of their branches in late winter and spring.
More details about this weed and how to treat it 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.