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, 1 October 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    King's Wood, Heath and Reach, Nr Milton Keynes: Walk organised by Bedford Local Group and led by Alan Outen, a renowned Fungi expert
  • Wednesday, 8 October 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    The Visitor Centre, Priory Country Park, Barker’s Lane, Bedford: illustrated talk by Barrie Mason organised by Bedford Local Group
  • Wednesday, 5 November 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Salcey Forest, Near Eakley,: Chris Wedge will lead the walk organised by Bedford Local Group
  • Wednesday, 12 November 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    The Visitor Centre, Priory Country Park, Barker’s Lane, Bedford: an illustrated talk by Henry Stanier organised by Bedford Local Group
  • Wednesday, 3 December 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Hinchingbrooke Country Park Brampton Road, Huntingdon: Walk organised by Bedford Local Group and will be followed by their annual Christmas lunch at Brampton Garden Centre
  • Wednesday, 10 December 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    The Visitor Centre, Priory Country Park, Barker’s Lane, Bedford: an illustrated talk by Marion Hession organised by Bedford Local Group