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 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, you will gain enormous satisfaction and enjoyment from being an ANGAIR member.
Due to the ongoing concern of COVID-19, the Surf Coast Council has initiated the closure of the ANGAIR building, facilities and activities.
Bauer was an Austrian plant illustrator hand-picked by Sir Joseph Banks to be part of the famous expedition to Australia in 1801 under the command of Matthew Flinders.
ANGAIR congratulates our members Peter Forster and Carl Rayner who were awarded the Order of Australia Medal in the Australia Day Awards.
After Parks Victoria and the Surf Coast Shire, the next largest manager of public reserves is the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC).
I think that plants are just as confused as we are about the weather. I had three fungi come up in my lawn, in a place and time they have never appeared before. I am hearing stories of exotic plants behaving very strangely.
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.