Department of Fish and Wildlife
Learn To Build A Wildlife-Friendly Yard From The Ground Up At A Two-Day Habitat Gardener’s Workshop
Join native plant expert Mary Carol Cooper for a two-day workshop as she teaches the basics of landscaping for wildlife in a suburban environment. The program takes place from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. July 29-30 at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort.
Cooper will teach participants how to use the plant communities of Kentucky as models for building a wildlife-friendly landscape from the ground up. She will also discuss exotic invasive plants, seed propagation, soil and composting. The cost of the program is $45. Registration and prepayment are required. All participants will receive a Backyard Wildlife Habitat Kit and a certificate qualifying them to teach others about habitat gardening.
The Salato Center has a variety of native animals for the public to see, including a black bear, bobcats, elk, deer, bison, an eagle, 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 Kentucky Fish and Wildlife, 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.