The annual ANGAIR show featuring spectacular wildflowers and Fauna displays is on again this year.

Dates – 22-23 Sept 2012 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Location -  Memorial Hall, McMillan Street, Anglesea.

The ANGAIR Wildflower Show attracts visitors from all over Australia as the Anglesea Heath is of international significance. The proceeds of the show are used for land conservation purposes.

The show includes spectacular displays of native flowers and opportunities for people to take guided walks and bus tours to visit the bushland and flora reserves to see indigenous flowers in their natural habitat. There are also children’s activities, a hands-on reptile display, native plants for sale, books on environmental subjects, cards and various forms of craftwork for sale as well as an Art Exhibition which this year features a secondary student competition. See below for details.

Entry Fee:2012 Show Poster

  • Adult $5.00
  • concession $2.00
  • Children Free

Program

Features

Roaming Reptiles
The Connies
Guided Walks
Children’s Activities

Displays

Indigenous Flowers and Orchids
Local Fauna
Environmental Weeds
Conservation Information
Membership Information

Sales

Indigenous Plants
Light Refreshments
Secondhand Books
Craftwork

Art Exhibition

Adult and Student Sections

Video Screening

Surf coast vistas with Flora and Fauna

 

Roaming Reptiles

Hands-on display provided by Roaming Reptiles, including – snakes, lizards, frogs and insects. Ideal for kids, most animals can be touched. 

Roaming Reptiles

Roaming Reptiles has been made possible by a very generous donation from:-

Bendigo Bank logo

The Connies

Moving around the precinct will be the 'Tram Conductors’ entertaining children with swap cards to collect, and information about lots of Australian animals and birds. See more at http://www.connies.com.au.

Connies

 

Guided Walks

To provide visitors with the opportunity to experience some of the spectacular wildflowers of the area, guided wildflower walks and bus tours are included in your entry. They consist of:

  • Short walks or views of heathland – Buses leave and return to Show Precinct at various times during the day
  • Medium heathland and forest walks up to 1.5 hours. Buses leave and return to Show Precinct at various times during the day
  • Orchid discovery walks. By Private car 1:00 pm each day from Show Precinct
  • Half day district circuit walks. From Show Precinct 12:30 Saturday, 10:00 am Sunday

Wildflower bus

Some reserved places will be available on selected walks. Pre booked tickets must be collected 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the walk or be forfeited. To apply for pre-booking click below to send email stating preferred date, morning or afternoon (for short and medium walks), and number of people. You will be advised by e-mail with details of your booking.

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Admiring orchids

 

Children's activities Crocodile cartoon Crocodile cartoonCrocodile cartoon Crocodile cartoon

Creepies and crawlies 
slidies and slitherers
gliders and gropers

Especially for Children

At the Angair Wildflower Show this year you’ll be able to see and hold some wonderful creatures from Roaming Reptiles.

You might like to touch or feed a Creeping Crocodile, a Dazzling dragon, a Slithering Snake, a Lazy Lizard, a Googly Eyed Frog or some Web-toed Turtles swimming in their pond.

The ‘Connies’ will also be there to amuse you and you can collect free nature swap cards from them about birds, animals and flowers.

And Rebecca will bring her soft Australian animal puppets and tell you fabulous animal stories.

Children can also paint and take home their own calico carry-bag with an Australian bird or animal

Bring your parents and have some fun at Anglesea 22 and 23 September!

 

Indigenous Flowers and Orchids Display

The Anglesea district is an area of exceptional biodiversity having over 100 different orchids, more than 30% of Victoria’s total; 25% of Victoria’s plant species  with beautiful flowers;and includes the world renowned Anglesea Heath listed on the National Estate Register.

Hall

On display in the main halls will be many of these orchids and flowers, as well as a collection of non local Australian plants.

Wildflowers

 

Local Fauna

Several rare and endangered species live in the Anglesea area together with other well known and popular birds and animals. Information about these species will be available together with a display of fauna specimens.

Hooded Plover

Kangaroos

Southern Brown Bandicoot

Tree Dragon

 

Environmental weeds display

Many “pretty” plants are actually environmental weeds in the Anglesea area, learn more about this at the display – Collect a booklet and see the beautiful plants you can use instead. You can also bring a weed and swap it for a local environmentally friendly plant.

Boneseed

Myrtle-leaf Milkwort

 

Conservation information

ANGAIR and other bodies including Surf Coast Shire Barwon Water, Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, Water Watch and other conservation groups will be present to inform on activities.

OCCN

ANGAIR will have merchandise for sale including orchid and wildflower books.

 

Membership Information

ANGAIR welcomes membership enquiries You can become a member and support our conservation activities by joining at the show, just visit the Membership desk in the main hall. Alternatively, download the membership form here.

 

Plant Sales

ANGAIR’s enthusiastic propagating group grows plants indigenous to the area from seed and cuttings obtained locally. These will be available for sale, together with expert advice on planting.

Plant sale

Plants from a local indigenous nursery will also be available for sale.

Stalls will be located in the Community centre precinct outside the main hall.

 

Light refreshments

If you are feeling hungry, the Anglesea Red Cross and Cancer Council will be providing lunch, morning and afternoon tea in a room next to the main displays.

 

Second hand book sales

There will be a stall selling a range of second hand books relating to conservation, gardening and natural history.

Book stall

 

Art Exhibition and Secondary Students Art Competition

The art show will feature studies of Flora & Fauna and/or the Natural Australian Environment in any medium. Prizes of up to $500 will be awarded. This year we have a special Students section with a $250 prize.

Art Show

Adult application forms can be downloaded here and student forms here. These are to be sent to ANGAIR with the entry fee as detailed on the form. Entries close on Sept 14th for adults and Sept 7th 2012 for students.

The show will be held in the Senior Citizens hall adjacent to the Community Hall in MacMillan street.

 

Video screening

Slide shows featuring the Surf Coast with local flora and fauna by local photographer Rebecca Hosking together with other informative nature presentations will be screened in the ANGAIR Natural History Centre during  both days of the show.

Tiger Quoll

Larvae of the Snub Moth

PR Photos

Events Calendar

Nov
25

Sat 9:00am - 3:00pm

Nov
26

Sun 9:30am - 11:00am

Nov
27

Mon 9:30am - 11:00am

Nov
27

Mon 11:00am - 1:00pm

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