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, 7 June 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    National Trust Gateway Centre, Whipsnade Road, Dunstable: A wonderful opportunity to see a good variety of both chalkland flowers and butterflies. Wilf is extremely knowledgeable and has led some excellent butterfly walks for us in the past
  • Wednesday, 14 June 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Old Warden Tunnels, nr Old Warden: There are several different habitats, woodland, scrub and grassland, within this reserve and there should be a variety of birds and wildflowers to be seen as well as magnificent views of the countryside.
  • Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Henlow Lakes, meet St Mary's Church, Church Road, Henlow: Walking by the riverside, lakes, hedgerows and grassy meadows should enable us to see a good variety of wildlife.
  • Wednesday, 9 August 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Cooper Hill Reserve, Ampthill.: Bedfordshire’s largest remaining area of heathland, hopefully there will be plenty of heather in flower. We will have the opportunity to find out more of the management being undertaken to encourage and protect this...
  • Wednesday, 6 September 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Meet High Street, Roxton,: An interesting walk through grassy meadows by the banks of the River Great Ouse and along the attractive High Street of Roxton village.
  • Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - 7:15pm - 9:15pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Priory Methodist Church Hall, Newnham Avenue, Bedford: An opportunity to find out more about these animals and what Paul has discovered during his recent research.