The report describes the second year of a monitoring programme to assess changes in the vegetation on four fields in areas of The Stiperstones NNR, in response to their liming in March 2010.
The random mini-quadrat monitoring of a large defined sampling area in three of the fields was repeated. The sampling of a fourth field in which strips had been limed in 2006, was also repeated by means of a stratified sample of 30 2 × 2 m quadrats, the method previously used in that field.
There have been few signs of any response in the vegetation to the 2010 liming, 5 months earlier.
Ref – Stiperstones /72.
This is an unpublished report, which has been catalogued as part of the NNR Record Project. It can be made available on request.