It was a freezing morning with strong wind and intermittent showers and we all waited for each other to cancel but in the end eight hardy birders set off to Lot 2 Bambra Road in Aireys Inlet.
As the days get shorter and colder, the furrier moths start to come out.
The Mosquito Orchid, Acianthus pusillus, is appearing now in open forests, woodlands and coastal heathland in areas where there is a cover of leaf litter.
It was a wild, windy, winter day for the ANGAIR Nature ramble on June 10 but by the time the small group of four left Anglesea the wind had dropped, the rain had disappeared and weak sunshine had appeared in its place.
William Baxter (1787-1836) was a prominent 19th century upper society gardener who collected exotic seeds and cuttings for elite commercial nurserymen in and around London, England, including the director of the centre of British Imperial Botany at Kew Gardens, William Hooker.
Sat 9:30am - 1:30pm
Get to Know our Tracks
Sun 9:30am - 11:00am
Friends of Allen Noble Sanctuary
Mon 9:30am - 11:00am
Tue 10:00am - 11:30am
St Bernard’s College, students’ working bee
Fri 7:30am - 9:30am
Social evening: Our water future – protecting the Barwon
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.