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.
ANGAIR's flora and fauna group is proud to publish this document by Geoff W. Carr and make it available to the wider public.
This month Rhonda Bunbury hosted our walk on her farm ‘Belongarhon' near Bellbrae.
When I look back over March orchid reports I notice I am always struggling to find anything to write about terrestrial orchids in Anglesea, and this year is no exception.
The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee, with support from Surf Coast Shire, will pilot an on-lead dog zone starting this summer at Point Impossible and is seeking feedback and input from the local community.
Pelargoniums and Geraniums, garden plants that we are most familiar with, but how well do you know our indigenous species and can you distinguish between the two?
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.