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 February 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireSchool Lane, Cambourne,: It will be very interesting to see not only the original habitats but how the newly created green spaces have matured since our last visit.
Wednesday, 8 February 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:15pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshirePriory Methodist Church Hall, Newnham Avenue, Bedford: Discover the importance of monitoring and recording wildlife.
Wednesday, 1 March 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireMander Car Park, Perry: Tim is a volunteer at Grafham and on the walk we should see a good selection of water birds.
Wednesday, 8 March 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:15pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshirePriory Methodist Church Hall, Newnham Avenue, Bedford: This talk looks at the amazing variety of structures and strategies used to protect eggs and young.