Department of Fish and Wildlife
Build A Bluebird Nest Box At The Salato Wildlife Education Center June 9
Bring your lunch and join us as we assemble Eastern bluebird boxes at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort from noon until 1 p.m. (Eastern) Wednesday, June 9. You get to keep what you build.
Over the years, populations of Eastern bluebirds have been on the rise thanks to man-made nest boxes. The vibrant, royal blue coloring and charming song of this little bird offers a wonderful wildlife viewing opportunity. Eastern bluebirds are cavity nesters that look for holes in dead trees or fence posts to make their home. However, some introduced species, such as the house sparrow or European starling compete for the same nesting sites reducing the Eastern bluebird’s natural nesting areas. The cost of the program is $5 with registration required.
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.