Department of Fish and Wildlife
Learn How To Create Your Own Nature Preserve At The Salato Center June 19
Learn to transform your backyard or even your back 40 acres into your own nature preserve with this introductory workshop into native landscaping at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 19.
Experts from the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will show you how to plan a butterfly garden, establish a prairie and implement natural landscaping. We will also offer advice on selecting and planting native trees and wildflowers. A tour will follow to show the various native landscapes throughout Salato’s grounds. The cost of the program is $15, with registration required. For more information, call 1-800-858-1549, ext. 4445.
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.
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.