Due to the ongoing concern of COVID-19, the Surf Coast Council has initiated the closure of the ANGAIR building, facilities and activities.
The Otway region has several endemic species, endangered or vulnerable fauna and some rare and significant vegetation communities, recognised in the Biodiversity 2037 Plan, which helps to justify how we protect and conserve in Victoria.
ANGAIR congratulates our members Peter Forster and Carl Rayner who were awarded the Order of Australia Medal in the Australia Day Awards.
On January 28 what a surprise it was to find tiny flowering Autumn Bird or Wasp Orchids and lots of teeny pairs of leaves pushing through the leaf litter on private land near Anglesea.
We discovered this unusual pair on the beach at low tide between Urquhart Bluff and Aireys Inlet, January 17, 2020.
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.