Activities
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, 2016, and a huge thank you to all these volunteer presenters through the years!

NOTE!!  Second Saturday for Youth, begun in 2009, was discontinued in 2013, in  favor of Youth FIRST, which, by meeting the first Saturday, February - June, and August - December, through 2016 allowed the use of two separate meeting rooms for the two age groups.  In 2017 a new nature series for youth will be launched, The Refuge Rocks, meeting on the THIRD Saturday of each month, January through November. Please see Hagerman Youth for more info.

Coming May 13

 

Events » March 2017
2
Thu
10:00am – 11:30am
Want to volunteer to help lead tours in our Butterfly Garden? Come to this orientation and learn how you can participate. Training to identify butterflies and native plants as well as understand the... View Details
7
Tue
9:00am – 11:00am
Show your love for nature! Join the Outdoor Crew at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, sprucing up trails, trimming and removing brush, trash and general cleanup! Meet the FIRST Tuesday and the... View Details
11
Sat
8:00am – 9:30am
Meet Dr. Wayne Meyer at the Visitor Center at 8 am for a guided bird walk, weather permitting, and return in time for the Second Saturday presentation. View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Dr. Jessica Healy, Assistant Professor of Biology at Austin College is the speaker for March, with the topic "Otter Nonsense: the Rise and Fall (and Rise) of America's Most Charismatic Weasel"... View Details
18
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Let's take a closer look at the beautiful wildflowers of our fields and forests and their remarkable adaptations to the environment. Wildflowers have adapted to many diverse environments and... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Let's take a closer look at the beautiful wildflowers of our fields and forests and their remarkable adaptations to the environment. Wildflowers have adapted to diverse environments and specialized... View Details
10:00am – 12:00pm
Let's take a photo-walk along Harris Creek Trail to look for Signs of Spring! Meet at the Visitor Center at 10 am, weather permitting. Optional - bring a lunch and make a day of it - regular club... View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Program topic for March - Bird Photography for Beginners, presented by Dr. Mike Keck. We have seen this program and it has value for anyone wanting to photograph birds!The sharing theme will be... View Details
25
Sat
9:00am – 11:00am
Show your love for nature! Join the Outdoor Crew at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, sprucing up trails, trimming and removing brush, trash and general cleanup! Meet the FIRST Tuesday and the... View Details
10:00am – 4:00pm
The March 25 workshop is full. If you want to be contacted about the NEXT workshop session, use CONTACT on this website to let us know. ************** Walt Davis will be here for another great... View Details
26
Sun
3:00pm – 4:30pm
All members of the Friends of Hagerman as well as those interested in membership are invited to attend the Annual Meeting, March 26, 2017, at 3 pm in the Visitor Center Meeting Room. Paul Balkenbush... 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 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays,  weather permitting.  Call 903 786 2826 for reservations, limited seating.  Standbys accepted on weekends if space permits.  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.

 

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.

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