Lower Dunscombe Cliff is one of my favourite local spots, we often go there for a short walk and sometimes a picnic. There's some great habitat and always plenty to see. Here are some photos from a couple of visits last year, once in May and again in late June.
Female Orange Tip
Laval web of the Small Eggar moth
Small Yellow Underwing
A pretty day-flying moth that's quite common. However I think this was my first ever sighting of one.
Marsham's Nomad Bee - Nomada marshamella
I spent ages trying to get a photo of this Ichneumon Wasp, don't know why there's absolutely no chance of identifying it!
On another visit in late June the grass on the clifftop was parched to a crisp and there were very few flowers to be seen. Any that were surviving the dry conditions were very stunted, like this Pyramidal Orchid.
Pyramidal Orchid - Anacamptis pyramidalis
Bumblebee Hoverfly - Volucella bombylans