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, 7 September 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Tichmarsh Nature Reserve, off Lowick Lane, Aldwincle,: A wetland site next to the Nene valley with a good variety of birds, butterflies and flowers. Much work has been carried out at this site since our last visit.
  • Wednesday, 14 September 2016 - 7:30pm - 9:15pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Priory Methodist Church Hall, Newnham Avenue, Bedford: Pegsdon Hills forms part of the North Chilterns Chalk Living Landscape. The talk organised by Bedford Local Group will no doubt be illustrated by many beautiful slides especially of the variety...
  • Wednesday, 21 September 2016 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Lecture Theatre, Dunstable Community Fire Station, Brewers Hill Road:
  • Wednesday, 5 October 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Woburn Village carpark, Park Street, Woburn,: As we walk within the parkland at Woburn Abbey we will be looking particularly at some specimen trees which we hope will be starting to show their Autumn colours. We also hope to see a variety of deer...
  • Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 7:30pm - 9:15pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Priory Methodist Church Hall, Newnham Avenue, Bedford: Talk by the Chief Executive Brian Eversham, organised by Bedford Local Group. Brian’s illustrated talk will shed light on how climate change could affect our wildlife.
  • Wednesday, 2 November 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    RSPB, The Lodge, Sandy,: Many fungi can be found at this time of year and Betty will help us discover and identify as many species as possible as we walk around the reserve. Walk organised by Bedford Local Group.
  • Wednesday, 9 November 2016 - 7:30pm - 9:15pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Priory Methodist Church Hall, Newnham Avenue, Bedford: