As I write this report in mid-June there is not too much flowering in the field to tempt people to venture out for orchid observations.
As we enter mid-winter the lack of really good rains is obvious when walking through the bushland.
People and Eastern Grey Kangaroos generally live in harmony in Anglesea.
During this last summer I travelled to Apollo Bay and crossed von Mueller creek on the way.
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.