SEWBReC Squares and Species of the Month

 

Each month we provide maps and information about poorly recorded 1km squares in south east Wales, in hopes of filling in the gaps in our maps!

The below map shows the density of records held by SEWBReC as at January 2017. [Click to enlarge]

2017 map

If you would like to be emailed details of our Squares and Species of the Month, please sign up to our email list here.

If you can't get to any of the selected Squares of the Month, you can now pick your own square from maps of poorly recorded 1km squares in Gwent and Glamorgan.

August 2017 Square of the Month for Gwent: ST4390

August 2017 Square of the Month for Glamorgan: ST0487

August 2017 Species of the Month: Large Pied Hoverfly

 

July 2017 Square of the Month for Gwent: ST3599

July 2017 Square of the Month for Glamorgan: SS9797

July 2017 Species of the Month: Oak Bush-Cricket

 

June 2017 Square of the Month for Gwent: ST3990

June 2017 Square of the Month for Glamorgan: SS9073

June 2017 Species of the Month: Japanese Knotweed

 

May 2017 Square of the Month for Gwent: SO3706

May 2017 Square of the Month for Glamorgan: SN9400

May 2017 Species of the Month: Cockchafer

 

April 2017 Square of the Month for Gwent: ST3690

April 2017 Square of the Month for Glamorgan: SN8200

April 2017 Species of the Month: Thornback Ray

 

March 2017 Square of the Month for Gwent: SO4412

March 2017 Square of the Month for Glamorgan: SS9497

March 2017 Species of the Month: European Hare

March 2017 Walk With Mary: St Gwynno Woods

 

Jan/Feb 2017 Square of the Month for Gwent: ST2791

Jan/Feb 2017 Square of the Month for Glamorgan: SO1105

Jan/Feb 2017 Species of the Month: Girdled Snail

 

History of the Project

In 2013, we began a project to fill in all the gaps in our maps - by asking local recorders to visit the 1km squares which contained zero records. After a year we nearly halved the number of these empty squares in the SEWBReC area - a fantastic achievement! We have now finished targeting all the "empty" squares, but continue to provide details of poorly recorded squares every month - generally those with 10 records or less.

Since 2014 we have also been selecting a "Species of the Month" - an under recorded yet common species which we would like more records for.

In 2016 we created maps showing all the poorly recorded squares in south east Wales, giving recorders the opportunity to "Pick Their Own" squares to target.

 

2016 Squares of the Month

Record density in 2016 is shown below. [Click to enlarge]

2016 map

November/December 2016 Square of the Month for Gwent: SO3314

November/December 2016 Square of the Month for Glamorgan: SN6903

November/December 2016 Species of the Month: Holly Leaf-miner

November 2016 Walk with Mary Gillham: Draethen Woodlands

 

October 2016 Square of the Month for Gwent: ST3597

October 2016 Square of the Month for Glamorgan: ST1671

October 2016 Species of the Month: Stump Puffball

 

September 2016 Walk with Mary Gillham: Pwll Waun Cynon

September 2016 Species of the Month: Small Tortoiseshell

 

August 2016 Square of the Month for Gwent: ST3995

August 2016 Square of the Month for Glamorgan: SS9189

August 2016 Species of the Month: Bladder Campion

 

July 2016 Walk with Mary Gillham: Howardian Local Nature Reserve

July 2016 Species of the Month: House Martin

 

June Square of the Month for Gwent: ST2397

June Square of the Month for Glamorgan: ST1293

June Species of the Month: Slow-worm

 

May 2016 Walk with Mary Gillham: Dinas Powys Woodlands

May 2016 Species: Dark-edged Bee-fly

 

April 2016 Square for Gwent: SO3612

April 2016 Square for Glamorgan: SN6106

April 2016 Species: Wild Garlic

 

March 2016 Square for Gwent: ST3787

March 2016 Square for Glamorgan: SS9772

March 2016 Species: Cellar Spider

 

January/February 2016 Square for Gwent: ST2592

January/February 2016 Square for Glamorgan: ST0680

January/February 2016 Species: Mole

 

 

2015 Squares of the Month

Record density in 2015 is shown below. [Click to enlarge]

map

November/December 2015 Square for Gwent: ST3296

November/December 2015 Square for Glamorgan: ST0067

November/December 2015 Species: Candlesnuff Fungus

 

September/October 2015 Square for Gwent: ST2685

September/October 2015 Square for Glamorgan: SS9186

September/October 2015 Species: Silverfish

 

August 2015 Square for Gwent: ST4298

August 2015 Square for Glamorgan: SS9773

August 2015 Species: Common Earwig

 

July 2015 Square for Gwent: ST3584

July 2015 Square for Glamorgan: ST0297

July 2015 Species: Golden-Ringed Dragonfly

 

June 2015 Square for Gwent: SO3521

June 2015 Square for Glamorgan: SS9372

June 2015 Species: Common Swift

 

May 2015 Square for Gwent: SO4123

May 2015 Square for Glamorgan: SS9693

May 2015 Species: Tree Bumblebee

 

April 2015 Square for Gwent: ST3593

April 2015 Square for Glamorgan: SS9575

April 2015 Species: Rabbit

 

March 2015 Square for Gwent: SO3101

March 2015 Square for Glamorgan: SS8999

March 2015 Species: Daisy

 

January / February 2015 Square for Gwent: SO4406

January / February 2015 Square for Glamorgan: SN6905

January / February 2015 Species: Hazel

 

 

2014 Squares of the Month

Record density in 2014 is shown below. [Click to enlarge]

2014 density

November / December 2014 Square for Gwent: ST5089

November / December 2014 Square for Glamorgan: SS9189

November / December 2014 Species: Mistletoe

 

October 2014 Square for Gwent: ST2190

October 2014 Square for Glamorgan: SS9398

October 2014 Species of the Month: Garden Orb Spider

 

September 2014 Square for Gwent: SO1206

September 2014 Square for Glamorgan: ST2385

September 2014 Species of the Month: Himalayan Balsam

 

August 2014 Square for Gwent: ST2898

August 2014 Square for Glamorgan: SO0507

August 2014 Species of the Month: Brown Garden Snail

 

June 2014 Square for Gwent: SO4400

June 2014 Squares for Glamorgan

 

May 2014 Square for Gwent: SO4003

May 2014 Square for Glamorgan: ST0172

 

April 2014 Square for Gwent: SO4017

April 2014 Square for Glamorgan: SN7213

 

March 2014 Square for Gwent: SO3922

March 2014 Square for Glamorgan: ST0093

 

February 2014 Square of the Month for Gwent: SO3806

February 2014 Square of the Month for Glamorgan: SS9970

 

January 2014 Square of the Month for Gwent: SO3720

January 2014 Square of the Month for Glamorgan: SN7604

 

 

2013 Squares of the Month

Record density at the beginning of the project (2013) is shown below. [Click to enlarge]

2013 record density map

 

December 2013 Square of the Month for Gwent: SO4421

December 2013 Square of the Month for Glamorgan: SS9196

 

November 2013 Square of the Month for Gwent: SO3615

November 2013 Square of the Month for Glamorgan: ST1198

 

October 2013 Square of the Month for Gwent: SO4516 AND SO4517

October 2013 Square of the Month for Glamorgan: ST0183 ANDST0283

 

September 2013 Square of the Month for Gwent: SO4600

September 2013 Square of the Month for Glamorgan: SS9568

 

August 2013 Square of the Month for Gwent: SO4013

August 2013 Square of the Month for Glamorgan: SS9886

 

July 2013 Square of the Month for Gwent: SO3307

July 2013 Square of the Month for Glamorgan: SS8998

 

June 2013 Square of the Month for Gwent: ST3699

June 2013 Square of the Month for Glamorgan: SS9673

 

May 2013 Square of the Month for Gwent: SO3824

May 2013 Square of the Month for Glamorgan: SS9189

 

April 2013 Square of the Month for Gwent: ST3196

April 2013 Square of the Month for Glamorgan: SS9592

 

March 2013 Square of the Month for Gwent: ST4598

March 2013 Square of the Month for Glamorgan: SN7212