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.
Sixteen hardy people braved the early morning chill to join the Get to Know Our Tracks walk on Saturday 25 June. Our route included parts of both the Surf Coast Walk and the Anglesea Perimeter Track (eastern loop).
Rebecca Hosking from Aireys Inlet took these beautiful photos behind Lorne in the Otways around Mt Sabine road and Mt Cowley on 24 June 2016.
Continuing our observations of greenhoods in the district we are still finding good specimens of the Banded Greenhood, Pterostylis sanguinea, featured in our June report.
Walking my favourite cliff top track recently, I was amazed how the Cypress Daisy-bush, Olearia teretifolia really stand out in this sea of grey foliage.
On a crisp, sunny morning nine ANGAIR members went on a nature ramble at the Elizabeth Street Reserve, part of the Anglesea Bushland Reserve. This is an area of heathland with some woody areas.
Teatree as weed
Coast Teatree Leptospermum laevigatum is a native to other areas of eastern Australia but has been declared a weed because it grows vigorously and threatens to overcome areas occupied by indigenous species. It is a woody shrub or small tree with grey-green leaves and white, five-petalled flowers. Because Leptospermum retain their woody seeds it is difficult to prevent them being eaten by birds and then being distributed throughout the district..
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.