ANGAIR (Anglesea, Aireys Inlet Society for the Preservation 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 50 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, there are lots of different ways you can get involved.
Several members of “Friends of Allen Noble Sanctuary” joined us on the morning ramble, providing a wonderful opportunity to share knowledge of the local plant species, sanctuary history and the work of the friends group.
In October 2020 Janet Stephens was awarded the prestigious Best Friend Award for her work protecting the heathlands and woodlands of the Anglesea District.
I have written several articles recently on insects and beachcombing. My last beachcombing article was after strong southerly/easterly winds brought in, and pushed up, large piles of seaweeds. This time it was northerly winds blowing tiny insects out to sea, to be later washed up on the beach.
The Rosy Hyacinth Orchid, Dipodium roseum, is the highlight this month. The recent plentiful rain has led to a good flowering of this beautiful orchid throughout the area. Hopefully this is a sign of a good orchid year to come.
Late summer brings several highlights near the coast and, in particular, swathes of flowers on our iconic Moonahs, Melaleuca lanceolata.
There are a number of wonderful local Friends Groups that provide ANGAIR members and the community with opportunities for involvement.