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, 14 March 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:15pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Priory Methodist Church Hall, Newnham Avenue, Bedford: An illustrated talk by the Trust's Chief Executive Brian Eversham
  • Wednesday, 4 April 2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, High Street, Little Paxton, St Neots: Paxton Pits Nature Reserve has a great variety of wildlife habitats. It is famous for its cormorants and nightingales. We hope to see many different birds and flora.
  • Wednesday, 11 April 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Priory Methodist Church Hall, Newnham Avenue, Bedford: Dr Wilf Powell is a well-known butterfly expert who will tell us more about the variety of butterflies to be found in this country
  • Wednesday, 2 May 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Waresley Wood, Waresley Road, Waresley: This is a fine example of an ancient woodland with oxlips, bluebells, primroses and other wildflowers to be seen together with a good selection of birds.
  • Wednesday, 9 May 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Clapham Park Wood access from Woodlands Park Recreation Ground, Ashmead Road, Bedford: This woodland stands on a hill of chalky boulder clay giving good views of the area. There is a nearby orchard planted with traditional trees.
  • Wednesday, 6 June 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Huntingdon Racecourse, Brampton, Huntingdon: This is a rare chance to visit this little known area where we will hopefully see orchids and a wide variety of flora.
  • Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Mowsbury Golf Club carpark, Kimbolton Road, Cleat Hill: This is a good time to visit the site as there should be a wide variety of wildflowers including bee and common spotted orchids, grass vetchling, yellow rattle etc. The archaeological features...
  • Wednesday, 4 July 2018 - 10:30am - 3:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, Lode Lane, Wicken, Ely,: This is such an important and exciting wetland reserve giving an opportunity to see a great variety of birds, dragonflies, wildflowers and butterflies.
  • Wednesday, 11 July 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Flitwick Manor Park ,1,Church Road, Flitwick,: This is an interesting and very pleasant area with trees, grassland and a lake.