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, 2 August 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Brook lane, Flitton,: An opportunity to visit the Flitton side of the ‘Two Moors Trail’
  • 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.
  • Wednesday, 4 October 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Rectory Wood, Wood End, nr Marston Moretaine: Rectory Wood is relatively newly planted woodland as part of the Marston Vale Trust. There is varied landscape with areas of level ground and hill top vantage points.
  • Wednesday, 11 October 2017 - 7:15pm - 9:15pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Priory Methodist Church Hall, Newnham Avenue, Bedford.: Charlie’s illustrated talk will explain how his methods have enabled him to encourage wildlife on his farm.
  • Wednesday, 1 November 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Rammamere Heath, Brickhill Road near Heath and Reach,: 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 this beautiful heath and woodland.
  • Wednesday, 8 November 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 the exciting new nature reserve and visitor complex within the Wildlife Trust’s Nene Valley Living Landscape project .