ANGAIR (Anglesea, Aireys Inlet Society for the Preservation 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, there are lots of different ways you can get involved.
Twenty keen walkers took part in our inaugural walk of this new 4.5 km track. Under light cloud and a cool wind on the ridge we left the lookout near the western end of the Alcoa Boundary Track for a lovely undulating stroll through the Anglesea Heath.
A number of ANGAIR members expressed concern to the Committee of Management recently about the Strategic Firebreak work along the Great Ocean Road (GOR).
In an earlier article in this series, I wrote about small parcels of Crown land being ‘left over’ along rivers and streams, after the surrounding area had been taken up. The same thing happens along roads too, and there is an example on the Great Ocean Road at Aireys Inlet.
There were seven birdwatchers at our March walk in Coogoorah Park. The morning was pleasantly sunny and we had a good start with the usual suspects around the car park and back towards to road. We had seen 23 species before we entered the boardwalk area.
After the better than usual rainfall in winter, spring and early summer, things have certainly dried up and the conditions have not been conducive for our early autumn orchids. The ground appears hard and one wonders how the tiny ground orchids can make their way through the inhospitable dry earth.
It is now the middle of autumn, and as you look around the bush there is not a mass of colour to be seen. Instead of flowers, there are now many seed heads that come in various forms such as capsules, follicles, pods, awned seeds, and winged seeds.
The Anglesea River (known as Kuarka Dorla to the Wadawurrung, and Swampy Creek to early settlers) has always been important to local people who appreciated its cultural, economic, social and environmental values. In particular, the riparian vegetation is of high quality.
Sat 6:00pm - 8:00pm
FEO: Creatures of the Night
Sun 10:00am - 1:00pm
Stepping up and speaking out: ANGAIR Futures Review
Mon 9:30am - 11:00am
Sat 9:30am - 2:30pm
Get to know our tracks
Sun 9:30am - 11:00am
Friends of Allen Noble Sanctuary
There are a number of wonderful local Friends Groups that provide ANGAIR members and the community with opportunities for involvement.