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.
At last it’s spring, with warmer weather and flowers everywhere you look!
This is the time of year when greenhoods can be seen on most of the Anglesea tracks.
ANGAIR was again represented at the Alcoa Community Consultation Network meeting in August, as were many other Anglesea community organisations.
Two species of Gnat Orchids grow in the Anglesea District, Cyrtostylis reniformis Small Gnat-orchid and Cyrtostylis robusta Large Gnat-orchid.
Spanish Heath Erica lusitanica
Spanish Heath is native to France, Spain and Portugal, has escaped from cultivation, and is now quite widespread along the roadside and coastal reserves in our area. The invader is a small to medium-sized shrub, with many branching stems. The leaves are fine, crowded and dark green, while the bell shaped flowers are white, sometimes tinged with pink. Fire contributes to its spread, and suckering appears to be a major means of spreading in some areas.
More details about this weed and how to treat it 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.