Department of Fish and Wildlife
Learn The Basics Of Birding At The Salato Wildlife Education Center
If you’ve ever wondered what is singing that sweet morning song, then join us at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort for an introductory workshop on the basics of birding from 1 – 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20.
Birding is a challenging way to increase your awareness of our natural wildlife. We will introduce you to the basic tools, give you ideas for where to go birding and help you with identification techniques. Participants will review a brief slide show of some common resident birds before trying out their skills. We will provide binoculars, but you can bring your own if you prefer. The cost of the program is $10. Registration and pre-payment are required.
The Salato Center, which reopens for the season Feb. 16, has a variety of native animals for the public to see, including a black bear, bobcats, elk, deer, bison, eagles, snakes and fish. The center has numerous indoor exhibits and miles of hiking trails open to the public. Fishing is available at two lakes. While some programs may require a registration fee, general admission to the Salato Center is free.
Learn more about upcoming events at the Salato Center on the Internet at fw.ky.gov. The Salato Center, operated by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, is located at the department’s headquarters on U.S. 60 in Frankfort, 1.5 miles west of U.S. 127. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The Center is closed Sundays, Mondays and state holidays.