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, 2 November 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireRSPB, The Lodge, Sandy,: Many fungi can be found at this time of year and Betty will help us discover and identify as many species as possible as we walk around the reserve. Walk organised by Bedford Local Group.
Wednesday, 9 November 2016 - 7:30pm - 9:15pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshirePriory Methodist Church Hall, Newnham Avenue, Bedford: