Last month we visited the Western Treatment plant at Werribee, and were pleased to see 50 species of birds.
As usual the Veined Helmet Orchid, Corybas diemenicus, came into flower in July and will hopefully continue to show its flowers for the next few weeks.
Last month, on a crisp, still, sunny winter morning, we went birding locally in Aireys Inlet.
On the Nature Ramble on Monday, 12th June - Queen's Birthday Holiday - a group of 10 of us went looking for fungi, led by Neil Tucker.
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.