Spend early Saturday morning learning about birds during Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center’s A Walk with Birds program. Set from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., the program will include a walk led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society.

Visitors will hike through the forest and swamp while identifying various bird species. Bird-watching tips and techniques will be shared and beginners are welcome. Field guides and binoculars are optional but recommended.

Learn more about birding and the Bluebonnet Swamp Bird Monitoring Project at www.braudubon.org.

The cost is $3.

For more information, call Shannon Guidry at (225) 757-8905 or email sguidry@brec.org.

Meteor shower

The Highland Road Park Observatory is hosting a Perseid meteor shower viewing opportunity from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Aug. 12.

The Perseids are one of the major meteor showers of the year. Visitors can get information and instructions for viewing and set up up chairs and blankets in the park’s building, 13800 Highland Road.

Call (225) 768-9948 or visit hrpo.lsu.edu.

Visit with K-9 Unit

Adults, teens and children are invited to the Bluebonnet Regional Branch at 10:30 a.m. Saturday to visit with the Baton Rouge Police K-9 Unit and learn about police dogs.

Cpl. Jason Sibley will explain how the police dogs help in law enforcement.

Vacation photos wanted

The summer is flying by and families are planning last-minute trips and getaways.

The Southside Advocate is looking for photos from those adventures.

Email photos and information about your summer experiences to southside@theadvocate or use our Web-based system at http:// sendphoto.theadvocate.com.

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; or email, southside@theadvocate.com or ddenstorff@theadvocate.com. Deadline: noon Monday.