With rain predicted, the small group that gathered at ANGAIR on Monday April 12 were nevertheless keen to see an area so close to home that it is often overlooked.
Paterson (Patersonia; patersonii)
Colonel William Paterson (1755–1810) was the first Lieutenant Governor of NSW (1794–5) and again (1806–1808).
The change in weather and soaking rain heralds a good start for the autumn/winter orchids. We are very pleased to see the beautiful Fringed Hare Orchids, Leporella fimbriata, flowering again in good numbers in Messmate Rd/Coalmine Rd where the road has been realigned.
Introduced into Australia by acclimatisation societies in the nineteenth century for game hunting, there are now four species of wild deer in Victoria, Sambar Deer, Fallow Deer, Hog Deer, and Red Deer.
Fire Country: How Indigenous Fire Management could help save Australia by Victor Steffensen
Hardie Grant, 2020
There are a number of wonderful local Friends Groups that provide ANGAIR members and the community with opportunities for involvement.