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, there are lots of different ways you can get involved.
Next month was to have celebrated the 50th anniversary of the annual ANGAIR Wildflower and Art Weekend, originally called the Nature Show. Unfortunately, for the first time in those 50 years, the scheduled show has been cancelled.
As the first of our Helmet Orchids, the Small Helmet Orchid, Corybas unguiculatus, that put on such a great display at Mogg s Creek in late June and early July fades away, we have been eagerly awaiting the flowering of the Veined Helmet Orchid, C. diemenicus, and the Slaty Helmet Orchid, C. incurvus. We have not been disappointed as both species are now flowering in the district.
Following on from last month’s report on the male Fur Seal visiting Point Roadknight, this month we have seen two subadult Leopard Seals visiting our beaches, one at Point Addis and the other at the Anglesea river mouth.
Australian citizen scientists are coordinating a southern hemisphere event for September 25–September 8, 2020.
Just four of us had a lovely morning. We stated at Gum Flat corner observing the beautiful little Veined Helmet Orchid Corybus diemenicus. There is a good population this year and the colony seems to be spreading out.
There are a number of wonderful local Friends Groups that provide ANGAIR members and the community with opportunities for involvement.