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.
Seven of us rugged up and ventured up into the Otway National Park behind Lorne to Sharps Camping Area and Sheoak Picnic Area.
Although we often see dense colonies of the distinctive leaves of Fringed Hare Orchids, Leporella fimbriata, scattered throughout the district, the flowers are often few and far between.
We were fortunate to have good weather for the formal opening of the indigenous plant propagation centre.
Last month we had hoped to find Swift Parrots in the Yellow Gums at Ocean Grove Yellow Gums Reserve, but once again were disappointed, so this bird remains on my yet-to-see list!
Mirror Bush & Kohuha - Imports from NZ
NZ Mirror Bush Coprosma repens and Kohuhu Pittosporum tenuifolium are imports from New Zealand. Both are evergreen trees with glossy leaves that tend to grow in dense clumps eliminating indigenous species. Birds disperse the Mirror Bush berries and Kohuhu seeds into bushland reserves.
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.