My favourite February flower has to be Ixodia, I. archillaeoides subs.alata. The clusters of these small, vivid white papery flowers growing on low shrubs, stand out in the coastal environments. The rich-green, narrow sticky leaves tend to curl downwards. There are some delightful specimens in the Angair garden, thanks to Philippa Hesterman.
On the cliff tops at Aireys Inlet, Sea-box, Alyxia buxifolia, is a great sight with its small white, propeller-like flowers. These are now being replaced by orange-red berries which are enjoyed by birds. The shiny, oval, dark-green leathery leaves were used by First Nations' people as a cure for dysentery.
Kangaroo apple, Acainthus laciatum, a large shrub and pioneer plant of disturbed areas and rocky sites, is now developing quite large oval smooth fruit. These start green, then turn yellow and finally orange, at which stage they are edible, being poisonous when green.
Mon 9:15am - 11:00am
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Sat 8:30am - 12:00pm
Small mammal training session
Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
Mon 9:00am - 11:00am
There are lots of different ways that you can get involved in protecting habitats, conserving biodiversity and enhancing the natural beauty of the area around Anglesea and Aireys Inlet. Learn more
The online Angair Nature Show website complements this website with educational videos, self-guided walks and activities for all ages. Explore the Angair Nature Show website now!
Angair membership gives you access to a range of great activities and benefits. Learn more about all these benefits as well as how to sign up and renew.
There are a number of wonderful local Friends Groups that provide Angair members and the community with opportunities for involvement.