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.
Last month we had a wonderful visit to the Western Water Treatment Plant at Werribee. As expected, we didn’t see any Orange-bellied Parrots, but there were many unexpected sightings.
As we stated in our May orchid article there are 19 species of greenhoods that grow in the Anglesea district.
We headed slowly up the hill recording the very diverse heathland plants. Lots of plants were just starting to flower or in bud.
ANGAIR finally has permission to establish the propagation shed and hothouse in the Anglesea community precinct following a favourable outcome from a recent VCAT hearing.
Asparagus Fern Asparagus scandens and Bridal Creeper Asparagus asparagoides, were planted extensively in the sand dunes because they form a tight mat of roots preventing erosion. However, that characteristic is the reason that they are now declared weeds as their root mass is so dense it prevents indigenous plants from taking root.
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.