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.
We had intended to do a loop walk but there were so many plants we only got a quarter of the way along and it was time to turn around again.
Although a smaller group than usual, the 26 members of Friends of Eastern Otways and ANGAIR who came along to the Moggs Creek Picnic Ground on Saturday, December 10 appeared to enjoy the occasion.
For me, white is the colour of summer here, our ‘Snow in summer’!
The Swans at Aireys Inlet Allen Noble Sanctuary have successfully raised their seven young ones.
Our accolade for the month of October goes to two of our Spider Orchids, the Large White Spider Orchid, Caladenia venusta, and the Mantis Orchid, C. tentaculata.
African Weed Orchid
The outbreak of African Weed Orchid, Disa bracteata, is a very real threat to the indigenous orchids and flora in this area. It is a ground orchid growing to about 30 cm tall with small yellow, green and brown flowers arranged in a dense spiral on fleshy stems. It is known from a range of disturbed woodland, heathland and grassland environments.
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.