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.
On a crisp, sunny morning nine ANGAIR members went on a nature ramble at the Elizabeth Street Reserve, part of the Anglesea Bushland Reserve. This is an area of heathland with some woody areas.
I love early winter with the return of colours to our bush: rich green, red and yellow.
We are still finding specimens of both the Tiny Greenhood, Pterostylis parviflora, and the Brown–tipped Greenhood, P. clivosa, but our attention has now been drawn to the Banded Greenhood, P. sanguinea, that is certainly doing itself proud, flowering in many sites throughout the district.
The farm “Miro Park” was developed from ‘scratch’ over the past seven years and now has a large home, huge shed and is fully fenced – with a dam in a natural ‘dip’ which is set in a treed reserve that is fenced off from stock.
As part of their community consultation the Alcoa website https://engage-anglesea.alcoa.com.au/anglesea invites people to suggest ideas and support other people’s suggestions via their ‘brainstorming’ link.
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.