Hooded Plovers are flocking at Point Roadknight, as is usual for this time of year.
After ANGAIR celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019, we started to think about what lay ahead for the next 50 years and how we could prepare for the changes ahead.
ANGAIR has successfully applied for grants for three separate projects under the Federal Government’s Wild Otways Initiative. The Wild Otways Initiative is a $6 million investment from the Australian Government’s Environment Restoration Fund to improve conservation outcomes in the Otways region.
This month the Mosquito Orchids, Acianthus pusillus, are appearing in many places with their heart shaped leaves and small mosquito-like flowers. They are pollinated by gnats visiting the flowers for nectar that is secreted into a depression at the base of the labellum.
In coastal areas I have been enjoying the soft autumn hues of the massed flowers on the male Drooping Sheoaks, Allocasuarina verticillata. The long, pale, orange/tan tassels droop appealingly like strings of beads.
There are a number of wonderful local Friends Groups that provide ANGAIR members and the community with opportunities for involvement.