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
In our beautiful bushland one sometimes stumbles on a site that has hidden secrets, and this was indeed the case on our July nature ramble when we explored a small section of the Great Otway National Park at Moggs Creek.
We started the ramble in the Great Otway National Park opposite Fifth Avenue in O’Donohue Road.
Our mid-winter walk took the form of mini-twitchathon, as we stopped briefly at a number of places, mainly on the edge of the Anglesea Heath.
I have been really enjoying my early winter walks, as it has been three years since I have been here in the first half of winter.
When walking along bush tracks in the National Park or other reserves, it is easy to walk past some of our low-growing terrestrial orchids, without, indeed, noticing them.
Social media: We are improving our social media skills: Rod Brooks manages our Facebook page and committee members will make regular posts on ANGAIR activities.
On the weekend of 18 and 19 May, more than 50 observers on the Bellarine Peninsula volunteered to take part in the first Orange-bellied Parrot (OBP) survey for 2014.
June’s bird walk started in the Ironbark Basin on a pleasant, still, and quite sunny morning.
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Bluebell Creeper Billardieria heterophylla
Bluebell Creeper grows as a dense, tangled shrub to 2 m high, or as twining climber of 3–5 m. It bears distinctive and attractive, blue, bell-shaped flowers, which usually hang down from spring to summer. After flowering, the plant produces blue-green, sausage-shaped berries that darken as they ripen. Since the berries are such a popular food for birds and animals, the seed in their droppings are scattered far and wide. As the plants mature, large colonies, many metres wide, are formed, smothering and strangling our indigenous vegetation.
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.