ANGAIR congratulates our members Peter Forster and Carl Rayner who were awarded the Order of Australia Medal in the Australia Day Awards.
Both have worked tirelessly in the interests of conservation and are great ambassadors for the work the ANGAIR does in protecting the flora and fauna of the district.
You can read more about their achievements in the Surf Coast Times.
Well done Carl and Peter!
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.