Events » November 2014
10:00am – 11:30am
Talk about camo!! Learn how animals depend on disguise for survival. Free nature program - learning through stories, crafts and games. Please register each child separately and let us know if your... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Hiding in plain sight!! How animals use camo for survival. Free nature program with facts and fun, for ages 8 - 12. Please register each child separately, and let us know if your plans change. View Details
8:00am – 9:30am
Join Master Naturalist Jack Chiles for a guided bird walk on one of the Refuge trails. Dress for weather, bring binoculars, field guide if available, cameras welcome. Meet at Visitor Center at... View Details
10:00am – 10:15am
May I have the envelope?? Meet the winners of the 2014 Nature Photography Contest and view the winning photos! Ceremony to be held in Visitor Center Meeting Room prior to Second Saturday program... View Details
10:15am – 11:45am
The most common wildcat in North America, the bobcat is named for its short, bobbed tail. They are medium-sized cats and very popular with photographers at the Refuge, whenever they get a glimpse of... View Details
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Program on Lightroom use and photo sharing - theme - Fall - for the November meeting. All interested in nature photography are welcome; no charge for visitors, nominal dues for membership. Get in on... View Details
4:30pm – 8:00pm
It'a s tradition! Fifth annual wild hog BBQ !! Meet at the Refuge Visitor Center to wait for your table; take the tram to the dining hall for barbecue and all the trimmings; requested donations... View Details
Federal Holidays

The Refuge Office is closed on federal holidays, and no official business is conducted; please note that Senior and Access Passes are not available on these dates.  The Visitor Center is open from 10 am - 3 pm on all holidays except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.  Refuge lands are open daily from sunrise - sunset unless otherwise posted..

Federal Holiday Calendar

  • Holiday
    Official Date
  • New Year's Day
    January 1
  • Inauguration Day
    January 20* (Every 4 years, only in DC, MD, VA)
  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday
    Third Monday in January
  • George Washington's Birthday
    Third Monday in February
  • Memorial Day
    Last Monday in May
  • Independence Day
    July 4
  • Labor Day
    First Monday in September
  • Columbus Day
    Second Monday in October
  • Veterans Day
    November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day
    4th Thursday in November
  • Christmas Day
    December 25


Hagerman NWR is a good place to bring the family, or a group.


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.  Presenters are experts in the presentation topic and are drawn from area colleges, nature organizations and professionals in the field of wildlife/biology.


Second Saturdays at Hagerman NWR evolved after the second Red River Valley Birding and Nature Festival,  held in December, 2006.  A group of speakers had been identifed to serve as faculty for the first two festivals, giving the program committee a good starting point.  Click here for a list of all Second Saturday programs held from the beginning, April, 2007, through May, 2014, and a huge thank you to all these volunteer presenters through the years!

NOTE!!  Second Saturday for Youth has been discontinued in favor of Youth FIRST, meeting the first Saturday, February - June, and August - December, 2014.

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.

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.

Seasons of Wildlife at Hagerman NWR

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

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