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Our 2020 AGM was to have been held on Thursday 16th April but had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus lockdown. A new date will be announced in due course.

Our guest speaker this time was to have been, and we hope still will be, Nick Maksimovic, grazier (owner) of the several Dexter Cattle which we now host on the reserve as a means of encouraging wildflowers in the meadows. See our earlier news articles on the subject : Cattle on the Reserve (October 2018) and Cattle Introduction on June 8th (May 2019). Nick will use his talk, "Cattle on the Reserve" to inform us about his cattle and their role on the reserve.

FoSL's 2019 Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday 18th April. Minutes of the meeting can now be downloaded from here. Our guest speaker was Paul Barritt, permanent guest leader of the Halle Chamber Orchestra and player with Tring Chamber Music. Paul fascinated us with his talk, "Birds and Music" which he punctuated with recordings and the occasional violin recital.