National Marine Week is the time to celebrate UK seas! Spend happy afternoons exploring rockpools, be dazzled out snorkelling by a chance encounter with a ballen wrasse or simply be amazed by the sight of mullet from the end of a pier.
All around our coasts, The Wildlife Trusts' staff and volunteers will be sharing their knowledge, showcasing our marine environment and enthusing about the awe-inspiring homes and feeding grounds it offers to countless species of creature.
So, whether you want to find out more about minke whales or molluscs, velvet swimming crabs or strawberry anemones, breadcumb sponges or butterfish, and seals or sea birds, take a look at events where you can enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the sea and learn more about its riches:
Wednesday, 4 May 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireGamlingay Wood, off B1040: We hope to see plenty of Spring flowers and this is an excellent place to enjoy bluebells.
Wednesday, 11 May 2016 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireThe Forest Centre, Station Road, Marston Moretaine: Always an interesting site to visit
Wednesday, 1 June 2016 - 10:30am - 3:00pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireOld Sulehay Reserve, Sulehay Road, Yarwell, Peterborough,: A wonderful site to visit with a range of habitats.
Wednesday, 8 June 2016 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireSandy Smith Nature Reserve, off A507 Ampthill Road,:
Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireTotternhoe Knolls, off Castle Hilll Road, Tottenhoe: We will be taken round by Richard Knock. Walk organised by Bedford Local Group