National Marine Week: Sat 27 Jul - Sun 11 Aug 2013

National Marine Week

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, 2 March 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Linslade Road, Leighton Buzzard, Heath and Reach, Bedford LU7 0EB: Walk organised by Bedford local group and led by Steve Halton
  • Wednesday, 9 March 2016 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Priory Methodist Church Hall, Newnham Ave, Bedford: An illustrated talk given by Barrie Mason organised by Bedford local group.
  • Wednesday, 6 April 2016 - 7:30pm - 9:15pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Priory Methodist Church Hall, Newnham Avenue, Bedford: The talk is about adaptations made in my garden to provide a variety of wildlife-friendly habitats; and introducing some of the recent inhabitants and visitors. The talk will be preceded by a...
  • Wednesday, 13 April 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Stanwick Lakes, Stanwick Roundabout, Wellingborough: There is a good variety of habitats to look at, should be some interesting birdlife
  • Wednesday, 4 May 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Gamlingay 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 Northamptonshire
    The 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 Northamptonshire
    Old 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 Northamptonshire
    Sandy Smith Nature Reserve, off A507 Ampthill Road,: