Events » May 2015
10:00am – 11:30pm
We depend on these hard-working pollinators - bees, butterflies and more - for most of the food we eat! Learn more, hands-on nature activities, for ages 4- 7. Registration closed April 30, register... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Much of our daily diet depends on the pollinators. Learn how bees, birds, butterflies and more are the buzziest farmers! For ages 8 - 12 - hands-on nature activities. Registration closed April 30;... View Details
8:00am – 9:30am
Join Dr. Wayne Meyer for a guided bird walk on one of the trails at HNWR, weather permitting. Meet at the Visitor Center. Return in time for Second Saturday presentation. Bring binoculars for after... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
The original mobile home! Hear Dr. Michael Keck, Biology Professor, Grayson College. Free nature program, open to the public. View Details
12:30pm – 2:00pm
The FOH Nature Photography Club is open to anyone interested in nature photography. Bi-monthly meeting offers a technical presentation and an opportunity to share photos on the theme chosen at the... View Details
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Bring mom to the new Butterfly Garden at Hagerman NWR. Plants are popping up all over the garden and a docent will be on hand to help identify them and any visiting butterflies. Free. Come and go or... View Details
9:00am – 10:00am
Join SCA Intern Courtney Anderson, Certified Interpretive Hike Leader and learn about the five habitats represented at the Refuge, one each month - Forest, Open Water, Wetlands, Prairie, and Forest... View Details
10:00am – 11:00am
Meet with a docent at 10 am in the butterfly garden at the Refuge; walk through as the guide interprets the garden and identifies any visiting butterflies. Free. Weather permitting! View Details
9:00am – 3:30pm
The Bluestem Chapter, Texas Master Naturalists, present Dale Clark, speaking on Butterflies. This program qualifies for advanced Master Naturalist training. It is free and open to the public. Limited... 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.


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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.  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 December, 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