ANGAIR (Anglesea, Aireys Inlet Society for the Protection of Flora and Fauna) is dedicated to protecting our indigenous flora and fauna, and to maintaining the natural beauty of Anglesea and Aireys Inlet and their local environments. It was established in 1969 through the influence of a local resident Mrs Edith Lawn. Read more about our achievements over the last 40 years.
We hope you enjoy your visit to the ANGAIR website and will consider joining our Society. If you are interested in the environment, want to learn more about the flora and fauna found in it, and wish to conserve it for future generations, you will gain enormous satisfaction and enjoyment from being an ANGAIR member.
We had a wonderful day at the the Werribee Treatment Plant…a bird paradise.
When ANGAIR held its first ‘nature show’ in 1970, no one suspected that the event would become widely known, financially successful and still staged annually almost 50 years later.
One of ANGAIR’s most important tasks is encouraging a love and understanding of indigenous plants among young people, the environment’s future champions.
Recently Deakin University, with assistance from Parks Vic and the Department of Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) have been carrying out extensive camera trapping and mammal trapping at sites in the eastern Otways.
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.