Monday, 25 July 2016

Grassland monitoring

Over the last month volunteer Charlotte Huntley has been helping to plot transects in four grassland areas for future grassland monitoring. This involved creating a route for the volunteers to follow that was representative of the grassland and deciding where they should stop to record information. Volunteers will look for any negative indicators (such as nettles and docks), do a species count and measure the average sward height. These are rare habitats so it is important to monitor whether our management of the grasslands is successful, and to indicate where action might need to be taken.

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