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 May 2015 - 10:00am
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireGamlingay Wood, Nr Gamlingay: A guided walk led by volunteer warden James Bonfield. Hopefully there will be plenty of bluebells to see. (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult) some paths may be difficult or slippery,
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshirePaxton Pits, Little Paxton, Nr St Neots: The walk will be led by Nick Hammond. Hopefully we will hear some nightingales
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