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.
The sun was shining as 8 ANGAIR members set off on the Currawong Falls Circuit walk.
Continuing listing our observations of greenhoods in the district we can now add two more species that are flowering at the present time, Blunt Greenhoods, Pterostylis curta, and the Dwarf Greenhood, P. nana.
We have looked at some interesting plant species over the last few months, in particular the hemi-parasites including the three local Dodder-laurels, Drooping Mistletoe, Anyema pendula subsp. pendula, and Cherry Ballart, Exocarpos cupressiformis.
On a perfect, still, sunny winter morning we welcomed four new people on our bird walk, including two people who had driven all the way from the Cape Otway Conservation centre.
Teatree as weed
Coast Teatree Leptospermum laevigatum is a native to other areas of eastern Australia but has been declared a weed because it grows vigorously and threatens to overcome areas occupied by indigenous species. It is a woody shrub or small tree with grey-green leaves and white, five-petalled flowers. Because Leptospermum retain their woody seeds it is difficult to prevent them being eaten by birds and then being distributed throughout the district..
More details about these weeds 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.