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.
It was a wild, windy, winter day for the ANGAIR Nature ramble on June 10 but by the time the small group of four left Anglesea the wind had dropped, the rain had disappeared and weak sunshine had appeared in its place.
ANGAIR’s raison d’être is for the protection of flora and fauna, in which we have been quite effective over the years.
Now that the winter quarter has begun, we are seeing the results of one of the driest autumns ever recorded.
Although it was the second month of autumn the weather was more typical of a summer’s day with blue skies and sunshine as we set off on this joint activity walk with Friends of Eastern Otways to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ANGAIR organisation that was formed in April 1969.
Freesia refracta and Freesia alba X F. leichtlinii are declared weeds in the Surf Coast Shire because they spread easily and threaten to invade bushland. Freesias are perennial herbs that die back in summer and produce new foliage in winter. The highly fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers appearing in spring are white to cream and pink with yellow markings, shaded purple on outer surface. Each plant has at least two corms, one below the other, thus requiring deep digging to remove them.
More details about how to control this weed 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.