There are numerous plants of Carline Thistle which are just coming into flower.
There are many plants of Field Pansy Viola arvensis in the fallow field by the reserve, but I managed to find this one plant of Wild Pansy Viola tricolor.
There is a lot of Wild Parsnip growing on the valley floor. The flowers attract a lot of insects including hoverflies.
Two hoverflies?? on Wild Parsnip
Lots of grasshoppers are jumping all over the place among the grass. I managed to find one which stayed still long enough for me to take its photograph.