Alphabet Recording Challenge

 

*COVID 19 note: Please carry out your wildlife recording, including Alphabet Recording Challenge, in a safe and socially distant manner.*

 

The Alphabet Recording Challenge is designed to get people recording common species that are often overlooked. But only if the name fits the current week!

Each week has been allocated a letter A-Z and we are asking you to record as many species as possible that have a common or scientific name starting with that letter during that week.

For example, in week 1 the aim is to find species with A as a starter letter, such as Alder, Red Admiral, Hazel (Corylus avellana) and Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus). Each species is worth one point, so more species mean more points!

Accepted names will be those used by SEWBReCORD and the LERC Wales app (i.e. the iRecord species dictionary).

Scores will be calculated based on submissions via SEWBReCORD and the LERC Wales app, and a monthly leader board will be advertised on social media. The winner at the end of the year will recieve a copy of Moths of Glamorgan and the envy of their peers.

 

The 2021 challenge is a 6 month one, starting on Thursday 1st April, so the letter switches each Thursday (keep an eye on our social media for a reminder of what letter to be looking out for).

 

If you have children to keep entertained whilst you record, try our Garden Alphabet Challenge for Children.

 

Full list of 2021 weeks and letters:

A = Week 1 (01/04/2021 - 07/04/2021)

B = Week 2 (08/04/2021 - 14/04/2021)

C = Week 3 (15/04/2021 - 21/04/2021)

D = Week 4 (22/04/2021 - 28/04/2021)

E = Week 5 (29/04/2021 - 05/05/2021)

F = Week 6 (06/05/2021 - 12/05/2021)

G = Week 7 (13/05/2021 - 19/05/2021)

H = Week 8 (20/05/2021 - 26/05/2021)

I = Week 9 (27/05/2021 - 02/06/2021)

J = Week 10 (03/06/2021 - 09/06/2021)

K = Week 11 (10/06/2021 - 16/06/2021)

L = Week 12 (17/06/2021 - 23/06/2021)

M = Week 13 (24/06/2021 - 30/06/2021)

N = Week 14 (01/07/2021 - 07/07/2021)

O = Week 15 (08/07/2021 - 14/07/2021)

P = Week 16 (15/07/2021 - 21/07/2021)

Q = Week 17 (22/07/2021 - 28/07/2021)

R = Week 18 (29/07/2021 - 04/08/2021)

S = Week 19 (05/08/2021 - 11/08/2021)

T = Week 20 (12/08/2021 - 18/08/2021)

U = Week 21 (19/08/2021 - 25/08/2021)

V = Week 22 (26/08/2021 - 01/09/2021)

W = Week 23 (02/09/2021 - 08/09/2021)

X = Week 24 (09/09/2021 - 15/09/2021)

Y = Week 25 (16/09/2021 - 22/09/2021)

Z = Week 26 (23/09/2021 - 29/09/2021)