Department of Fish and Wildlife
Growing Native Plants In The Greenhouse Program Offered June 18 In Frankfort
If you have kids who love to get their hands dirty, then join Native Plant Program Coordinator Mary Carol Cooper as we plant seeds and native plants from 10 a.m. – noon Friday, June 18. Join us at the Salato Wildlife Education Center greenhouses, located at the headquarters of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources in Frankfort.
This program is fun for all ages. We will give a short tour of the upper and lower greenhouses, have fun activities for kids to learn more about native plants, and all participants will get to take home a native wildflower for their own backyard habitat. The cost of the program is $5, with registration required. The program is limited to 15 people.
The Salato Center has a variety of native animals for the public to see, including a black bear, an eagle, bobcats, elk, deer, bison, 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.
For more information, call 1-800-858-1549, ext. 4445. 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 at #1 Sportsman’s Lane (formerly #1 Game Farm Road), off 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.