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.
A very enthusiastic group of ANGAIR members enjoyed the varied plant and animal life that is so accessible in this beautiful wetland reserve at Aireys Inlet.
The last Anglesea Grevillea (Grevillea infecunda) survey February 21 was held out along Bald Hills Road in an area that hasn’t been surveyed previously and resulted in 132 plants being surveyed and added to the mapping of this endemic plant.
The Allen Noble Sanctuary is a sea of pink due to the massed flowering of Slender Knotweed, Persicaria decipiens.
The AGM was well attended and Ros Gibson gave an excellent talk on the history of ANGAIR, concentrating on pivotal events that led to positive conservation outcomes and indicated the key members involved.
Mirror Bush & Kohuha - Imports from NZ
NZ Mirror Bush Coprosma repens and Kohuhu Pittosporum tenuifolium are imports from New Zealand. Both are evergreen trees with glossy leaves that tend to grow in dense clumps eliminating indigenous species. Birds disperse the Mirror Bush berries and Kohuhu seeds into bushland reserves.
More details about how to control this weed 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.