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
Following the December nature ramble along the Anglesea river in Coogoorah Park, it was decided to continue the riverside observations along the Anglesea estuary for our ramble on February 16.
A group of ANGAIR members went to Coogoorah Park on 15th December for a Nature Ramble.
Forty-three members (Friends of Eastern Otways and ANGAIR), four Parks Vic Rangers, (Frank, Aaron, Katrina and Carlie) and Rani from DEPI came along to the Moggs Creek Picnic Ground on Saturday, December 13 to share in the completion of another year of successful activities.
Summer is not the time to be overly enthused by our terrestrial orchids, but nevertheless, there are some attractive species that flower at this time of the year.
This year I plan to have a regular ‘Plant of the Month’. For February, my standout plant is always Ixodia achillaeoides subsp. alata Ixodia.
Our Brave Little Birds – Hooded Plovers Moggs Creek, January 2015
The January bird walk was around Aireys Inlet, looking particularly for water and coastal birds.
The Propagating Group will need a new home from 2016, and a Relocation Working Group is seeking a suitable site for the Propagating Group’s new home.
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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.