This events calendar includes community participation and environmental events organised by ANGAIR. Just click on the event you are interested in to find out all the details: where to meet, what to bring, who to contact.
Please note that ANGAIR external activities do not take place on days of severe, extreme or code red fire danger ratings.
Birthday candles feature at the ANGAIR Wildflower and Art Exhibition.
It was a purely accidental but serendipitous decision to make Creamy Candles, Stackhousia monogyna, the poster flower for this year’s Wildflower & Art Weekend.
What better flower to celebrate ANGAIR’S golden anniversary but one that hints at candles on a birthday cake.
The show—on Saturday and Sunday September 21 and 22—will have several features that will involve visitors directly in marking ANGAIR’s five decades of caring for the environment. Fifty lucky visitors will win glittery door prizes—one given away for each year of ANGAIR’s existence.
A Count the Creatures competition carries another prize. Member John Lenagan has designed a new ANGAIR banner that features a spectacular heathland vista and has concealed images of many local fauna amid the flowers. People who manage to find, and name, the most creatures will go into a prize draw.
A salute to history will be mounted in a Then and Now photographic exhibition, showing past photographs of various sites in the Surf Coast coupled with an image of the same place today. You may not recognise some familiar places.
All that and the regular drawcards: the glorious wildflower displays in the Anglesea Memorial Hall, the art show with its nature themes and sales of second-hand natural history books and indigenous plants.
When booking for any of the ever-popular guided wildflower and special orchid tours, visitors will also be able to book for another 50th anniversary event, the Native and Indigenous Open Gardens Weekend in October.
Eight private gardens and the Anglesea Primary School indigenous garden will be open for inspection on October 19 and 20. The aim is to show how our local plants can make a garden sing as brightly as the bushland. Part of the weekend is a series of lectures by six gardening experts, including Gardening Australia’s Jane Edmanson.
Details will be available on the ANGAIR website, www.angair.org.au, after the scheme’s launch at the wildflower show.
Among the familiar stalls in the Memorial Hall that showcase the work of local environment groups and authorities will be a newcomer, the Eden Project Anglesea. This will give visitors a chance to look more closely at the proposal for reclaiming the Alcoa mine site to meet community needs and environmental standards.
The Wildflower & Art Weekend is open from 10.00 am—4.00 pm on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, at the Community Precinct, McMillan Street, Anglesea.