The OC Natural Lecture Series will conduct an evening interpretive walk along the bluffs of Upper Newport Bay from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The event will begin at the Back Bay Science Center 600 Shellmaker Road, where shuttles will take participants to the trail.
“We’ll take an interpretive walk along the bluff edge with beautiful sunset views of Upper Newport Bay,” the event invitation states. “From the trail, we’ll discuss the bay’s natural history and cultural history, as well as some of the present-day human activities that impact that bay’s ecology. We’ll also have a bird’s eye view of our Newport Valley restoration site where volunteers are making their own mark on the bay by actively restoring its wildlife habitat.”
The program will include walking on uneven surfaces, and the trail is mostly flat with some stairs, organizers said. Participants are asked to wear comfortable walking shoes, to be prepared for cool weather and to bring a camera.