Alphabet Recording Challenge

 

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

 

A new initiative for 2020, 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!

The alphabet neatly fits twice into the 52 weeks, so each letter will get two weeks in play. 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.

 

2020 started on a Wednesday, so the letter switches each Wednesday (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 2020 weeks and letters:

A = Week 1 (01/01/2020 - 07/01/2020)

B = Week 2 (08/01/2020 - 14/01/2020)

C = Week 3 (15/01/2020 - 21/01/2020)

D = Week 4 (22/01/2020 - 28/01/2020)

E = Week 5 (29/01/2020 - 04/02/2020)

F = Week 6 (05/02/2020 - 11/02/2020)

G = Week 7 (12/02/2020 - 18/02/2020)

H = Week 8 (19/02/2020 - 25/02/2020)

I = Week 9 (26/02/2020 - 03/03/2020)

j = Week 10 (04/03/2020 - 10/03/2020)

K = Week 11 (11/03/2020 - 17/03/2020)

L = Week 12 (18/03/2020 - 24/03/2020)

M = Week 13 (25/03/2020 - 31/03/2020)

N = Week 14 (01/04/2020 - 07/04/2020)

O = Week 15 (08/04/2020 - 14/04/2020)

P = Week 16 (15/04/2020 - 21/04/2020)

Q = Week 17 (22/04/2020 - 28/04/2020)

R = Week 18 (29/04/2020 - 05/05/2020)

S = Week 19 (06/05/2020 - 12/05/2020)

T = Week 20 (13/05/2020 - 19/05/2020)

U = Week 21 (20/05/2020 - 26/05/2020)

V = Week 22 (27/05/2020 - 02/06/2020)

W = Week 23 (03/06/2020 - 09/06/2020)

X = Week 24 (10/06/2020 - 16/06/2020)

Y = Week 25 (17/06/2020 - 23/06/2020)

Z = Week 26 (24/06/2020 - 30/06/2020)

A = Week 27 (01/07/2020 - 07/07/2020)

B = Week 28 (08/07/2020 - 14/07/2020)

C = Week 29 (15/07/2020 - 21/07/2020)

D = Week 30 (22/07/2020 - 28/07/2020)

E = Week 31 (29/07/2020 - 04/08/2020)

F = Week 32 (05/08/2020 - 11/08/2020)

G = Week 33 (12/08/2020 - 18/08/2020)

H = Week 34 (19/08/2020 - 25/08/2020)

I = Week 35 (26/08/2020 - 01/09/2020)

j = Week 36 (02/09/2020 - 08/09/2020)

K = Week 37 (09/09/2020 - 15/09/2020)

L = Week 38 (16/09/2020 - 22/09/2020)

M = Week 39 (23/09/2020 - 29/09/2020)

N = Week 40 (30/09/2020 - 06/10/2020)

O = Week 41 (07/10/2020 - 13/10/2020)

P = Week 42 (14/10/2020 - 20/10/2020)

Q = Week 43 (21/10/2020 - 27/10/2020)

R = Week 44 (28/10/2020 - 03/11/2020)

S = Week 45 (04/11/2020 - 10/11/2020)

T = Week 46 (11/11/2020 - 17/11/2020)

U = Week 47 (18/11/2020 - 24/11/2020)

V = Week 48 (25/11/2020 - 01/12/2020)

W = Week 49 (02/12/2020 - 08/12/2020)

X = Week 50 (09/12/2020 - 15/12/2020)

Y = Week 51 (16/12/2020 - 22/12/2020)

Z = Week 52 (23/12/2020 - 31/12/2020)