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, 8 July 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Biggleswade Common, Biggleswade: The walk will be led by Gerry Lawrence
  • Wednesday, 5 August 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    West Wood, Nr Sholdrop, Rushden: We hope to see plenty of different butterflies as we will be led by Wilf Powell who is a real expert on the topic.
  • Wednesday, 12 August 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Cople Pits, Nr Willington: We will be taken round by Steve Halton
  • Wednesday, 2 September 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Church Street, Irthlingborough: Walk led by Claire Wylde, walk organised by Bedford Local Group
  • Wednesday, 9 September 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    The Visitor Centre, Priory Country Park, Barker’s Lane, Bedford: an illustrated talk given by Nick Hammond organised by Bedford Local Group
  • Wednesday, 7 October 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Felmersham Gravel Pits, Odell Road,Felmersham: Andy Fleckney, Bedfordshire Deputy Reserves Manager will be leading the walk. Walk organised by Bedford Local Group
  • Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 7:45pm - 9:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    The Visitor Centre, Priory Country Park, Barker’s Lane, Bedford: an illustrated talk by Arnold Cooke organised by Bedford Local Group
  • Wednesday, 21 October 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Dunstable Community Fire Station Lecture Theatre Brewers Hill Road, Dunstable: An illustrated talk by Sarah Meredith, Butterfly Conservation project officer organised by South Beds Local Group This butterfly feeds on primroses growing in dappled...
  • Wednesday, 4 November 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Ampthill Park (On B530) Woburn Street west of Ampthill Town Centre: Walk organised by Bedford Local Group and led by Gary Quilter of Ampthill Town Council
  • Wednesday, 4 November 2015 - 7:14pm - 10:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    Maulden Village Hall, Flitwick Road, Maulden,: A fun evening to raise funds for the Wildlife Trust. Bring a team and pit your wits against our canny quiz-master! Quiz organised by Flit Vale Local Group
  • Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm
    Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
    The Visitor Centre, Priory Country Park, Barker’s Lane, Bedford: An illustrated talk about the move to nature conservation at the landscape scale by the Wildlife Trust Director of Living Landscapes, Oliver Burke. Talk organised by Bedford Local...