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.
Hands-on display provided by Roaming Reptiles, including – snakes, lizards, frogs and insects. Ideal for kids, most animals can be touched.
Roaming Reptiles has been made possible by a very generous donation from:-
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.
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:
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.
Especially for Children
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.
On display in the main halls will be many of these orchids and flowers, as well as a collection of non local Australian plants.
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.
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.
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.
ANGAIR will have merchandise for sale including orchid and wildflower books.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There will be a stall selling a range of second hand books relating to conservation, gardening and natural history.
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.
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.
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.