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.
On February 10, the first flowering Autumn Wasp Orchids, Chiloglottis curviclavia, appeared. We were looking for their tiny, paired leaves and suddenly, there they were, fully formed perfect dainty flowers. These were early specimens, and with a little rain we expect many more leaves and hopefully some more flowers to appear.
This is a lovely time to be spotting the Rosy Hyacinth Orchid, Dipodium roseum, that is appearing along tracks and roadsides and in reserves around Anglesea and Aireys Inlet. The varying shades of pink are certainly eye-catching especially if the sunlight is highlighting the flowers. Many are flowering and there are many more in bud.
With the unpredictability of the weather in spring and early summer this year, we were so pleased when the weather was just perfect for this annual celebration enabling the Friends and Angair members to enjoy the tranquillity of the Moggs Creek environment.
As spring fades away and summer approaches things slow down in the orchid world and we can catch our breath, but there are still many orchids to look out for.
After a slow start to spring, October has proved to be a wonderful month for orchids especially for our sun orchids that are out there in great numbers, showing their beauty on warm sunny days when the heathlands have been just a mass of colour.
All of a sudden after a late start for the spring flowering orchids they are starting to appear throughout the district.
Seven participants enjoyed the cool winter morning sunshine as we descended on the main track from the Point Addis Rd car park into the Ironbark Basin. Although not the flowering season for most plants there was plenty to keep us interested starting with the bright blossoms of the Varnish and Golden Wattles.
A group of 14 birders visited two sites near Torquay on a splendid sunny morning. The first was Point Impossible near the carpark at the mouth of the Thompson River, to see the Double-banded Plovers in breeding plumage before they migrate to New Zealand at the end of August to nest.
Tue 9:00am - 11:30am
Plant Propagating Group
Thu 9:00am - 11:30am
Plant Propagating Group
Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
Get to Know our Tracks
Sun 9:30am - 11:00am
Friends of Allen Noble Sanctuary
Sun 10:00am - 12:00pm
Members’ Day Plant Sale
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
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.