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FoSL's October 2014 newsletter is now being mailed and emailed to members. It is stuffed with many interesting articles including Andrew Moon's restyled 2013 bird report, recent event reports, news about tree work this winter, cattle, bats and much more.

October 2014

Affinity Water, owners of Stocker’s Lake, have carried out a major tree safety survey on Stocker’s Lake.  As a result the, tree surgery begins this winter to make safe any potentially dangerous trees.  Work will include some felling as well as coppicing and removal of branches.

16 year old Matt Livesey this month submitted some superb pictures which he took recently at Springwell and Stocker's Lakes. e.g. the one shown of a Little Egret. Visit our gallery page to see these and some other pictures taken on or around the reserve over the years by our members or friends. If you have any pictures of your own that you would like to contribute to our gallery section, please send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

July 2014

We are now able to confirm two guided walks around the reserve this summer. Our 2014 events calendar gave a different date for our usual annual wildflower walk and the butterfly/dragonfly walk wasn't listed there at all. This is because at the start of the year neither walk had a leader assigned. However leaders for both have now been found for June 22nd and August 17th respectively. So both are now firmly scheduled. For full details see our events listing.

June 2014