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.
Come and enjoy great company, fine food, the launch of Ros Gibson's book ANGAIR: the first 50 years and hear Dr Mark Norman speak on "The challenges of a changing world: Conservation and park management".
Last month we visited the always wonderful Melbourne Treatment Plant at Werribee.
On January 11 this year we had exciting news of a chick hatching at Red Rocks at Pt Addis to CT (a previously tagged bird) and an unflagged bird.
As I have said often, summer is not the time to be overly enthused by our terrestrial orchids but nevertheless there are a number of eye-catching species that occur at this time.
Freesia refracta and Freesia alba X F. leichtlinii are declared weeds in the Surf Coast Shire because they spread easily and threaten to invade bushland. Freesias are perennial herbs that die back in summer and produce new foliage in winter. The highly fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers appearing in spring are white to cream and pink with yellow markings, shaded purple on outer surface. Each plant has at least two corms, one below the other, thus requiring deep digging to remove them.
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.