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, 3 June 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireBrampton Mill, Bromholme Lane, off Huntingdon Road Nr Brampton, Huntingdon: The walk will be led by Pat Doody, an expert on the site
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireFancott Woods & Meadows, Luton Road, Fancott, Nr Toddington,: We will be taken around by volunteer warden Barrie Hicks
Wednesday, 1 July 2015 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireCollege Lake near Tring: This is a full day visit to this fabulous reserve run by Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust. Owain Hegarty will lead the morning session
Wednesday, 8 July 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireBiggleswade Common, Biggleswade: The walk will be led by Gerry Lawrence
Wednesday, 5 August 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireWest Wood, Nr Sholdrop, Rushden: We hope to see plenty of different butterflies as we will be led by Wilf Powell who is a real expert on the topic.
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireCople Pits, Nr Willington: We will be taken round by Steve Halton