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 and support us.
You might also enjoy visiting the Angair Nature Show website for further multi-media information about the wonderful environment, the diverse flora and fauna and self-guided walks around Anglesea and Airey’s Inlet.
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.
Keep a lookout on your walks and you may be pleasantly surprised. Cranberry Heath, Styphelia humifusa (formerly Astroloma humifusum), has striking bright red narrow tubular flowers scattered among its bluish-green, mat-like foliage.
The April bird walk took place on the cold wet Easter weekend, but in unexpectedly pleasant weather. We visited two properties on the western side of the Painkalac Creek, and saw 30 species.
It was an overcast morning for our Easter Monday ramble and the threat of showers was not far away. However the 10 people who turned up for the nature ramble experienced the pleasure of viewing some of our rarer autumn orchid species that had appeared after the recent rains.
When a group of Angair members set off for the monthly Nature Ramble, the bush was looking rather dry, despite all the rain we had earlier.
The February Nature Ramble was attended by Angair members and people from the Australian Plant Society and their friends. We walked from the Angair office to the east side of the Anglesea River.
White Correa, Correa alba var. alba, has been flowering for quite some time along the clifftops. The large dense bushes have white waxy flowers with four spreading petals.
Below average rainfall for the past three months, and especially the lack of rain in the last few weeks has meant we are seeing low numbers of our autumn orchids. All of our three midge orchids have been seen flowering, though in fewer numbers than in previous years.
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
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.