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.

Coming in April


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Second Saturday - Exploring the Edges of Texas
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 10:00am – 11:30am
Artist-naturalist Walt Davis and his wife Isabel will speak on their book, Exploring the Edges of Texas. In the book, the couple have paired an historical account with a contemporary voice, comparing past and present for 16 locations along the Texas border, including a national park, a mountain range, a wild stretch of river and more. Anyone interested in the rich natural heritage of Texas will enjoy the book and this program
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 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays,  weather permitting.  Call 903 786 2826 for reservations, limited seating.  Standbys accepted on weekends 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 allowed on board the tram.


Hagerman Youth

 Check out nature activities for youth at Hagerman Youth.

Butterfly Garden Walks for 2018

Butterfly Garden Walks begin this month! Join us in the garden from 10 am - Noon on Saturday April 7 and/or April 21! Garden docents will be on hand to help you enjoy blooming Texas native plants and visiting butterflies.  We have special buttterfly binoculars to loan, plant and butterfly literature and more. Stroll the garden or take a break in our garden pergolas; come and go or come and stay!  Free. Cameras welcome. 

Walks are set for the FIRST, THIRD, and if applicable, FIFTH Saturday, Arpil - October.

Join the Outdoor Crew!

The Outdoor Crew at Hagerman NWR helps maintain trails, habitat and more!  Use CONTACT to learn more and to sign up.  Work days, weather permitting, will meet on the FIRST Tuesday and FOURTH Saturday each month, holidays excepted.

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, 

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