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Our 2020 AGM was to have been held on Thursday 16th April 2020 but had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Arrangements for our 2021 AGM will be announced in due course although due to ongoing pandemic-related restrictions a date has not yet been set .

Our 2020 guest speaker was to have been, and we hope now in 2021 will be, Nick Maksimovic, the grazier (owner) of the several Dexter Cattle which we now host on the reserve during summer months as a means of encouraging wildflowers in the meadows. See our earlier news articles on the subject : Cattle on the Reserve (October 2018), Cattle Introduction on June 8th (May 2019) and Cattle to return from the start of June (May 2020). 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.