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
Short-tailed Shearwaters, also known as Mutton Birds, have been dying in their thousands, and are being washed up along the coastlines of NSW, Victoria and Tasmania.
This is the time of the year when we should be able to admire the late flowering sun orchids, Pale-flowered Sun Orchid Thelymitra pallidiflora and the Blotched Sun Orchid Thelymitra benthamiana.
There was a good turnout for the walk to the Currawong Falls near Airey's Inlet on 30 November.
Last month I was just stunned by the display of the bright yellow flowers of Showy Podolepis P. jaceoides in the Angair garden, as I have seen very few specimens in the wild.
After a night of teeming rain and strong winds, seven hardy souls braved strong winds and ominous clouds for the November bird walk.
October has been a real delight; in particular I can’t remember seeing such an amazing profusion of peas.
I am sure that no one will dispute that the Donkey Orchid Diuris orientis deserves the orchid accolade for this month.
I photographed a "butterfly" feeding on one of my Milkmaids Burchardia umbellata the other day, and after the butterfly talk by Valda Dedman at our last Social Evening, I decided to identify it.
Page 1 of 2
Coast Tea-tree Leptospermum Laevigatum
Coast Tea-tree is one of the worst environmental weeds along the coastal reserve between Anglesea and Moggs Creek. It smothers our indigenous vegetation, and replaces them with a thick monoculture, and produces chemicals that actively discourage the growth of other species. This, combined with its direct competition for water, nutrients and light, allows it to dominate vegetation. It produces large quantities of seed, but it has low seed viability, that only last for one year in the soil.
More details about this weed and how to treat it can be found in the archive of Weeds of the Month.
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.
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.