Events » February 2016
10:00am – 11:30am
Youth FIRST is back for 2016!! Let's learn about trees and the critters they provide a home for. Please register in advance, by 4 pm Feb. 4, so we have plenty of supplies for each child, and do let... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
We're Back!! Sign up now for the next session of Youth FIRST - let's learn about trees and the critters who make their home in trees. Please register in advance (one registration for each child), by... View Details
8:00am – 9:30am
Cornell's Great Backyard Bird Count is set for February 12 - 15, 2016. To participate in the event at HNWR, meet Dr. Wayne Meyer BY 8 am at the Visitor Center at the Refuge. Dress for the weather... View Details
10:00am – 11:30pm
Dr. Jessica Healy, Assistant Professor of Biology at Austin College, will fill us in on this mammal with the hardworking reputation. According to Cornell, "Beavers are keystone species in healthy... View Details
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Come out and help celebrate! Hagerman NWR will be 70 years old in February, 2016. We will have cake and coffee or punch, a continuous slide show depicting the Refuge and a book for you to add your... View Details
3:00pm – 4:30pm
The Bluestem Master Naturalists will present Leave No Trace, a program from the Bureau of Land Management aimed at protecting the natural environment by eliminating the transfer of invasive species... View Details
2:30pm – 4:00pm
Love to color? Or maybe you have been wanting to try it? Coloring is not just for kids! It is a way to be creative and reduce your stress level! Join us for a relaxing afternoon of coloring at... View Details


Federal Holidays

The Visitor Center and Refuge Office are closed on federal holidays, and no official business is conducted; please note that Senior and Access Passes are not available on these dates.   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


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, 2015, 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.

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