We are looking for all of the different plants and animas we can find along the surf coast. Can you help us this spring?
Nine people began the walk at the Anglesea River and walked towards the boardwalk and Demons Bluff.
A group of intrepid ANGAIR members set off in the drizzle to investigate a small but diverse part of the Great Otway National Park.
The appearance of the pink and white Common Heath at this time during the winter provides a splash of colour.
After returning home from Europe recently I have been delighting in our plant diversity, the delicate grey/green colours, and, of course, the eucalyptus smell.
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.