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, 6 December 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Summer Leys Nature Reserve, Nr Woolaston: Summer Leys is an important wetland within the Upper Nene Valley. We will be taken round the reserve by Barrie Mason. Hopefully we will see a good variety of water birds.
  • Wednesday, 13 December 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:15pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Priory Methodist Church Hall, Newnham Avenue, Bedford: This is an illustrated talk given by Marion Hession. She will share her experiences of a recent visit.
  • Wednesday, 3 January 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Maulden Wood, Deadman's hill,:
  • Wednesday, 14 February 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:15pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Priory Methodist Church Hall, Newnham Avenue, Bedford: Barrie Mason will give an illustrated talk on the local wildlife to be found in Bedford. Barrie is well known for his excellent talks, he has a great knowledge of the area and he always produces...