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Bobwhites a Central Feature Of KY Aviary Opening May 2

FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort will hold the grand opening of its interactive Bluegrass Prairie Exhibit at 10 a.m. (Eastern time) May 2.

Visitors will enjoy a hands-on learning experience about the efforts of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to restore and manage prairie habitats and the animals that call them home.

Families and kids can learn how prairie habitats help wildlife survive by imaging they are a quail chick as they make their way through the exhibit.

Visitors can hatch from an oversized quail egg then face several kid-fun obstacles including a giant hawk flying overhead as they try to reunite with the mother quail. Visitors must decide which path to take: the prairie, which provides cover in the form of crawl tunnels; or the open mowed field, featuring a balance beam and a tire obstacle.

Along the way, visitors can experience for themselves the importance of good habitat to wildlife. Visitors finish the trip by reuniting with the missing mother quail, located in an aviary featuring live northern bobwhite quail. Read more about the New Bobwhite Quail Aviary in Kentucky.