Grassland is great for a wide variety of plants and animals which are not found in other, more common habitats.
Insects and flowers are the crowning glories of good grassland. Which ones are present depends on the soil beneath. For example, on chalk grassland you'll find marbled white butterflies flitting around, and on neutral or acid soils, maybe red and black six-spot burnet moths lurking amongst the grasses.
Grasslands are the best place to find orchids with weird names like green-winged orchid, man orchid and pyramidal orchid. They look as wonderful as they sound odd.
Visit in spring and you're certain to hear the famous song of the skylark, performed as it flies higher and higher above its territory until it's invisible to the naked eye.
You're also likely to encounter 'Professor Yaffle' - the green woodpecker - as he hops about on the ground and attacks ant-hills.
In a very few areas, stone-curlews, weird, boggly-eyed, long-legged wading birds, hunt for insects amongst the grass.
Stay until dusk and you might find a barn owl floating back and forth in search of a furry supper.