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.
Effects of fire on vegetation was the main theme for this month’s nature ramble as we visited the Anglesea Bushland Reserve where an ecological burn had been completed on half of the reserve in November 2021.
With autumn drawing to an end and winter approaching, the Greenhood Orchids are dominant in the district. Tiny Greenhoods, Pterostylis parviflora, and Brown-tipped Greenhoods, P. clivosa, have almost finished flowering but there are still some to be found.
A group of 12 came on the ramble. We started from the car park and proceeded left along the path leading to the three bridges over the Anglesea River. It was lovely weather, and photos were taken during the walk in the following order.
With the third highest March rainfall for many years, our autumn orchids appear to be responding well. The tiny, delightful Parson’s Bands Orchid, Eriochilus cucullatus, can now be seen along roadsides and edges of tracks and in recently burnt areas.
Our April Bird walk, which took us along the Anglesea Cliffs track to the base of the Eumeralla Scout Camp, was held in perfect autumn weather. One of the highlights of the walk was observing the changing vegetation – from heath to coastal sclerophyll forest – while noting the birds specific to each environment.
There are a number of wonderful local Friends Groups that provide Angair members and the community with opportunities for involvement.