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, 5 April 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireAdjacent to Willington. Meet in the car park at the Dovecote, Church End, Willington: An opportunity to see further developments of this estate that lies at the heart of The Bedford River Valley Park.
Wednesday, 12 April 2017 - 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshirePriory Methodist Church Hall, Newnham Avenue, Bedford: This talk is based on wildlife visits Pat has made to both polar regions. As usual with Pat’s talks it will be full of fascinating factual information with beautiful slides. The talk will be...
Wednesday, 3 May 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireHaley Wood, Nr Great Gransden: This ancient woodland has an excellent variety of Spring flowers which will hopefully be displayed
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireLower Farm Road, Bromham: This is a Local Nature Reserve with varied habitats including a lake, woodland and wildflower meadow.
Wednesday, 7 June 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and NorthamptonshireNational 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 NorthamptonshireOld 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 NorthamptonshireHenlow 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.