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; 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.

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 in September

Events » April 2017
1
Sat
11:00am – 1:00pm
Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at HNWR, with docents on hand to help you identify the butterflies, native Texas plants, and the connections between them! Free, come and go or come and... View Details
4
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
6
Thu
10:00am – 11:30am
Learn more about pollinators, with Carol Clark, who will speak on Native Bees. Visitors welcome. Garden docents meet monthly for training and planning; docents volunteer for garden tours and walks. View Details
8
Sat
8:00am – 9:30am
Weather permitting, take a guided bird walk at HNWR with Dr. Wayne Meyer, prior to his presentation on Warblers. Meet at the Visitor Center and return in time for program. Bring binoculars or borrow... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Dr. Wayne Meyer, Associate Professor of Biology at Austin College will present a talk on Warblers at this free nature program. Warblers are some of the smallest birds found on the North American... View Details
15
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Think of the great variety of shape, color, numbers, habitat and pattern of a variety of egg producing animals, as well as the miracle of life within the egg. Learn how color and markings on eggs... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Think of the great variety of shape, color, numbers, habitat and pattern of a variety of egg producing animals, as well as the miracle of life within the egg. Learn some egg science and how color and... View Details
11:00am – 1:00pm
Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at HNWR, with docents on hand to help you identify the butterflies, native Texas plants, and the connections between them! Free, come and go or come and... View Details
2:00pm – 3:00pm
On April 15th, 2017 Dykman will be making a stop at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge to join the refuge’s butterfly walk from 11am-1pm. She welcomes folks to come see her gear and learn how biking... View Details
22
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
28
Fri
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Event is full; watch for a new date. View Details
29
Sat
10:00am – 12:00pm
New club chair Becky Goodman and event chair Nancy Miller want you to join the Nature Photography Club on April 29th, 10 a.m. for a mini photo safari on Meadow Pond Trail. “We will meet at the... View Details
11:00am – 1:00pm
Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at HNWR, with docents on hand to help you identify the butterflies, native Texas plants, and the connections between them! Free, come and go or come and... 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.  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.

 

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