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Welcome to ANGAIR Inc.

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

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Anglesea River and Kuaka Dorla nature ramble

We had delightful autumn weather for this walk from the ANGAIR office along the river, and then through the nature reserve.

Read more: Anglesea River and Kuaka Dorla nature ramble

 

Bird walk: Old Rifle Range, corner Cecil Track & Gum Flats Rd

The April walk was in a lovely location near Anglesea on a still but overcast day.

Read more: Bird walk: Old Rifle Range, corner Cecil Track & Gum Flats Rd

   

Nature Ramble – Anglesea Heath

It was a group of just five members who participated in the March Nature Ramble on Monday, March 17.

Read more: Nature Ramble – Anglesea Heath

 

Fauna Report April

In early March, White-throated Needletails appeared in large numbers, probably about fifty or so, just prior to the arrival of a thunder storm.

Read more: Fauna Report April

   

Orchids in April

Searching for and discovering orchids at Anglesea at the present time is just like searching for lost treasure.

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April flora notes

Recently I was driving along a country road lined on one side by rich-green cypress trees that had been aesthetically shaped by nature.

Read more: April flora notes

   

Allenvale Mill to Falls via "The Canyon" walk

This walk was a variation of the usual circuit from Allenvale car park, Phantom Falls, The Canyon, Sheoak Picnic ground with a return via Allenvale car park.

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From the field - The Mistletoe Moth

At the February Nature Walk, we were all interested to find a moth or butterfly that we didn’t know.

Read more: From the field - The Mistletoe Moth

   

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Weed of the month

Pampas Grass

Common Pampas Grass Cortaderia selloana

Common Pampas Grass originates from South America, and is highly invasive along the Surf Coast. The green leaves are long narrow straps, 1.8 m x 2 cm, with rough, serrated edges, usually arching. Flowering stems are erect, 2–6 m high, normally less than twice the height of the lower foliage. It flowers in a dense panicle 25–100 cm long, white to yellowish in appearance, from January to March. Common Pampas Grass can form dense stands that will exclude ground flora and prevent the germination of larger trees and shrubs. Individual flower heads contain up to 100,000 seeds with viability exceeding 75%. Wind disperses seed for several kilometres.

More details about this weed and how to treat it can be found in the archive of Weeds of the Month.

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Members can renew now and new members can join ANGAIR by downloading the membership form here. As always, your support is very much appreciated, and enables us to continue the good work.

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Get to know your local Friends groups

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.