The beautiful Fringed Hare Orchid, Leporella fimbriata, has started to flower in sandy areas around Anglesea. They can grow up to 25 cm but at present are still small. There are many in bud and very difficult to see. Take care when looking for them. The flowers are mostly a greenish brown with a broad purple fringed labellum.
Fringed Hare Orchid
They are fertilised by male flying ants that are attracted to the scent glands on the petals. The ovate red-veined leaves appear after the flowers begin to grow. They have not been seen yet at the Coalmine Rd site where the road was realigned, but we hope to see them growing where soil from the area was moved to the revegetating Alcoa site.
Alison Watson and Margaret MacDonald
Fri 9:30am - 12:00pm
FEO: MacKillop College working bee
Mon 9:15am - 11:00am
Mon 9:30am - 10:30am
Sat 8:30am - 12:00pm
Small mammal training session
Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
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
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There are a number of wonderful local Friends Groups that provide Angair members and the community with opportunities for involvement.