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
The other times we had been to Blazing Saddles it had been autumn, so it was interesting to be there in late winter in cold and muddy conditions.
Early this year, ANGAIR met with Amanda May, the Conservation and Land Management Course Co-ordinator at the Gordon TAFE Institute, Geelong, to explore ways of working together.
With winter entering its last month, the second species of our helmet orchids, Corybas diemenicus Veined Helmet Orchid, is in full flower.
Wattles should be a major highlight of this month as, at the time of writing – mid July – I had seen so many about to burst into flower.
The Committee is delighted with ANGAIR's upgraded, Natural History Display, and is very grateful to Kaye Traynor for organising this.
The Natural History Display at ANGAIR has been upgraded.
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.
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Sallow Wattle Acacia longifolia var. longifolia
Sallow Wattle is arguably the worst environmental weed along the Surf Coast. It is in plague proportions in Anglesea and Aireys Inlet, and along the Great Ocean Road. It is easily confused with Coast Wattle which is indigenous to the sand dunes in our district. The phyllodes of Sallow Wattle are linear, 5–20 cm long and 0.5–1.5cm wide s well as being quite thin and pliable. The phyllodes of Coast Wattle are much thicker, even leathery, shorter and wider 5–12 cm long, 1–3 cm wide, and narrowly elliptic in shape.
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.