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 weather conditions were very pleasant on Saturday, December 9 when 38 members of Friends of Eastern Otways and ANGAIR came along to the Moggs Creek Picnic Ground for our annual end of year celebration.
To finish off the year I am again highlighting red, and also white as this is a common summer colour.
Following last month’s fauna report when it was first mentioned, there have been several sightings of Scarlet Honeyeaters reported from in and around Moggs Creek, Aireys Inlet and Anglesea as well as on the Bellarine Peninsula and many other localities in Victoria.
We had intended to go to the Brisbane Ranges this month, with Margaret Lacey filling in for Ellinor Campbell as the leader, but there were only four of us and one was ill on the day so we decided to stay local and explore the heath near the corner of O’Donohue Road and the Great Ocean Road on the outskirts of Anglesea.
Following the ‘An Orchid Experience’ article shared with you in our October Newsletter we would like to bring you up to date with what has been happening in the Harvey St area that was burnt in November 2016.
Freesia refracta and Freesia alba X F. leichtlinii are declared weeds in the Surf Coast Shire because they spread easily and threaten to invade bushland. Freesias are perennial herbs that die back in summer and produce new foliage in winter. The highly fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers appearing in spring are white to cream and pink with yellow markings, shaded purple on outer surface. Each plant has at least two corms, one below the other, thus requiring deep digging to remove them.
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.