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.
Can you name any two parcels of land of conservation significance that ANGAIR successfully lobbied to have returned to public ownership? Who founded ANGAIR?
Along the cliff tops and the coastal dunes Coast Everlasting, Ozothamnus turbinatus, has had clusters of creamy-yellow tubular flowers. Its bright green foliage stands out along exposed cliff-edges.
The focus of this month’s nature ramble was the diverse plant life associated with the mouth of Painkalac Creek.
It was a still calm day; the sun was out, perfect weather for a bird walk. We started down the Nature Trail seeing numerous echidna diggings along the sides of the track.
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.