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 June 2016 - 10:30am - 3:00pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireOld Sulehay Reserve, Sulehay Road, Yarwell, Peterborough,: A wonderful site to visit with a range of habitats.
Wednesday, 8 June 2016 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireSandy Smith Nature Reserve, off A507 Ampthill Road,:
Wednesday, 6 July 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireTotternhoe Knolls, off Castle Hilll Road, Tottenhoe: We will be taken round by Richard Knock. Walk organised by Bedford Local Group
Wednesday, 13 July 2016 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireBegwary Brook Nature Reserve, near Wyboston lakes complex: An attractive site consisting of riverside marsh and open pools. We hope to see plenty of interesting plants, dragonflies and damselflies. Walk organised by Bedford Local Group.
Sunday, 17 July 2016 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireHoughton Regis Chalk Pit, Houghton Regis Lakeview Access: Join us for a geological and historical walk around Houghton Regis Chalk Pit walk organised by South Beds Local Group.
Wednesday, 3 August 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireGodmanchester Nature Reserve, Cow Lane, Godmanchester, Nr Huntingdon: This site has recently been acquired by the Trust and forms part of the Ouse Valley Living Landscape. It has an active group of volunteers
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireWood End Farm,Water End, Cople,: Charlie Porter has developed his farm in a very wildlife friendly manner. We will be shown how farming and wildlife can thrive together.