ANGAIR (Anglesea, Aireys Inlet Society for the Preservation 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 50 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.
Landcare is a community-based movement that began in Victoria in 1986, when Joan Kirner, (Minister for Conservation, Forests and Lands), and Heather Mitchell, (president of the Victorian Farmers Federation) joined forces to create Land Care.
Now that the coronavirus restrictions have been slightly eased and we are permitted to walk in the national park, it is exciting to view the orchid world once again.
In February 2020 I was at Distillery Creek Picnic Area and heard Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos in the trees.
Rapier and Sword Sedges are in the genus Lepidosperma and they are very common in the Anglesea district, often forming monocultures.
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.