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.
The Annual General Meeting in March welcomed four new committee members: Ian Coles joins the executive as Vice-President and Sammy Bodycomb, Liz Fenwick and Jill Pollock join the committee.
How many people would expect to find enough plants on a roadside verge to be able to record a plant list of 30 species? ( ANGAIR members excepted of course.)
We have all enjoyed looking at gorgeous photographs of chicks craning their beaks from the nest as a parent returns with food, and marvelled at the construction of a well camouflaged nest or the colour of eggs revealed in close up.
In an earlier article in this series, I wrote about small parcels of Crown land being ‘left over’ along rivers and streams, after the surrounding area had been taken up. The same thing happens along roads too, and there is an example on the Great Ocean Road at Aireys Inlet.
There were seven birdwatchers at our March walk in Coogoorah Park. The morning was pleasantly sunny and we had a good start with the usual suspects around the car park and back towards to road. We had seen 23 species before we entered the boardwalk area.
There are a number of wonderful local Friends Groups that provide ANGAIR members and the community with opportunities for involvement.