Activities
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Second Saturday Programs

 Second Saturdays  are free nature programs held at the Refuge and are open to the public.  The format is a talk, accompanied by slides, and may include a brief field trip on the Refuge, depending on topic; programs are geared to the interest level age 12 - adult.  Presenters are experts in the presentation topic and are drawn from area colleges, nature organizations and professionals in the field of wildlife/biology.

Click here for a list of all Second Saturday programs held from the beginning, April, 2007, through December, 2017, and a huge thank you to all these volunteer presenters through the years!

NOTE!!  Second Saturday for Youth, begun in 2009, has morphed into The Refuge Rocks, meeting on the THIRD Saturday of each month, January through November. Please see Hagerman Youth for more info.

Events » August 2018
1
Wed
All Day
Calling all photographers! Time to enter the 9th annual contest! See the rules and entry form for details and good luck. Note - 4 pm August 31 is the deadline! View Details
2
Thu
10:00am – 11:30am
Program TBA for this meeting. Docents meet monthly to train to identify butterflies, native Texas plants and the plant-insect connection, and to plan for tours and other garden events. Visitors... View Details
11
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Dr. Bryon Clark will be back to speak about Bats, our only flying mammal. Despite a reputation for "creepiness", bats are known as the farmers' friend, consuming millions of insects and pollinating... View Details
12
Sun
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Texas Master Naturalist Margaret Avard will be presenting a talk titled, "The Geology of Grayson County" in the Visitors Center. The public is invited to attend. View Details
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Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Raccoons Rock!! What animal is an expert thief and wears a mask as a disguise? If you guessed raccoon, you’re right Raccoons are so smart they have been able to have adapt to many different habitats... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Raccoons Rock! Raccoons are very smart and have adapted to many different habitats, from country side to cities. How do they do that? Learn about these cute but pesky nocturnal omnivores at our free... View Details
Tram Tours

All aboard the all-electric Carlos and Eulalia Cardinal Express for a 60 - 90 minute tour along Wildlife Drive at the Refuge.  Free (donations accepted). Guided tours offered  at 10 am on Saturdays, weather permitting.  Call 903 786 2826 for reservations since seating is limited.  Standbys are accepted, if space permits.  Tours are recommended for age 6 - adult.  Please note - volunteers cannot access messages on Refuge phone system, to make a reservation or to cancel,  please speak to a volunteer 9 am - 4 pm Monday - Saturday or 1 - 5 pm on Sundays, thank you. And sorry, no dogs other than service animals are allowed on board the tram.

 

Hagerman Youth

 Check out nature activities for youth at Hagerman Youth.

Shorebird Migration at Hagerman NWR

Mid-March - mid-May and mid-August - late October are times to view the Central Flyway shorebird migration at the Refuge.  Each spring many thousands of shorebirds pass through,  on their way to breeding grounds in the northern US, Canada or the high Arctic.  They are back again in the fall, on their way to the tropics or even South America, to spend the winter.  The Refuge offers wetlands for resting and re-fueling.  Shorebirds can be a challenge to identify; literature and field guides are available at the Visitor Center.

Geese At Hagerman NWR

November - February - Trips to Hagerman NWR to see the huge flock of wintering geese are an annual holiday tradition for many visitors. Please stop by the Visitor Center for information and visitor services such as maps,  free wildlife guides and binoculars-for-loan.

Seasons of Wildlife at Hagerman NWR

 Click for more on the seasons of wildlife at the Refuge, 

Slide Show Photo Credits

Photos are selected entries from the 2017 HNWR Nature Photography Contest

Liftoff, by Alan Daniel

Sunrise Song, by Jeff Gladden

Encounter with Wildlife, by Carl Hill

Showing My Colors, by Mike Sweatt

Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826