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.
How lucky are we? The above average winter rainfall has provided us with a spectacular wildflower season.
If you have been keeping a check on the greenhood species we have been describing over the last few months, you will realise that there are still eight species that grow in the district before we reach our target of 19.
The Wildflower and Art Show was held on the weekend of September 17 and 18.
At last spring is here, and everywhere there are flowers with their delightful colours and scents.
As we stated in our May orchid article there are 19 species of greenhoods that grow in the Anglesea district.
Sweet Pittosporum is an Australian native plant that is indigenous to eastern Victoria, but not Anglesea. It is a widespread environmental weed throughout the Surf Coast, largely as a result of seed dispersal by birds. It is a tree to 15 metre high, with small creamy flowers with large globular capsules, which mature to an attractive orange-brown colour when ripe.
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.