The vegetation across the field is diversified. The main areas covered within the study scope of this paper consisted of acid and netrual soil and grass as the main vegetation.
The soil data (see Appendix 3) indicates that altogether the soil type of the field is acidic, with variation in the acidic property throughout the field. The texture of the soil consisted of sand, silt, clay and organic matter that and the mineral nutrients that varied across the fields. The distribution of the soil material in three fields areas along with map is provided in Appendix 3 and Appendix 4.
The habitat classification adopted for two of the fields of the studied sites are based in JNCC (1993) that covers the inland habitat types. The recording technique used for the study is based on the National Vegetation Classification (NVC). The plant species data for the sloping area of Field 6 through Blackboard has been collected. The vegetation recorded in these two fields consists of five varieties of grasses. The Phase 1 Habitat classification recognises give grasslands i.e. “unimproved, semi-improved, poor semi-improved, improved and arable grasslands” (JNCC, 1993).
B1: Acid Grassland: These are the grasslands with soil pH of less than 5.5. value. These can have wavy hair grasses, mat grasses, hard rush grasses, heath bedstraw and sheep’s sorrel types of grasslands.
There are various aspects of the grass identification process. Grasses are densely tufted or spread, how these are held together, junction of leaf blade and leaf sheath, position and structure of modified shoots, distribution of Rhizomes below the ground, leaf development, annual or perennial grasses, surface texture of leaf, colour and inflorescence types are particularly important aspects (Ecological Survey Techniques).
There are 62 species of plants reported in the whole site that included species like Agrostis capillaries (Common bent) in abundance covering most of the areas for