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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; 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 June


Events » June 2016
10:00am – 11:30am
Who invited them to the picnic? Learn about one of our hardest working insects! Free nature fun, please register by June 2, 4 pm. View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Did you know that ants communicate and cooperate by using chemicals that can alert others to danger or lead them to a promising food source. Learn more about ants by registering for this free nature... View Details
8:00am – 9:30am
Join Dr. Wayne Meyer for a guided bird walk on one of the trails at HNWR. Meet at the Visitor Center, bring binoculars or borrow ours. Field guides welcome, as are cameras. Return in time for the... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Speaker Gene Lenore, creator of the documentary film - Denison Dam - Taming the Raging Red, will show the amazing history behind the construction of Denison Dam and the creation of Lake Texoma. After... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Slow - Caterpillar Crossing! Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman NWR, with garden docents on hand to help you identify native Texas plants and the butterflies they attract. View Details
10:45am – 11:00pm
Enjoy eating out AND support projects and activities of the Friends at Hagerman NWR! Chili's (Sherman location only) will donate a % of sales for each flier presented or mentioned. Click pdf to... View Details
10:45am – 10:00pm
Enjoy eating out AND support projects and activities of the Friends at Hagerman NWR! Chili's (Sherman location only) will donate a % of sales for each flier presented or mentioned. Click pdf to... 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.


Hagerman Youth

 Check out nature activities for youth at Hagerman Youth.

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, 

Slide Show Photo Credits

Photos are selected entries from the 2017 HNWR Nature Photography Contest

Liftoff, by Alan Daniel

Sunrise Song, by Jeff Gladden

Encounter with Wildlife, by Carl Hill

Showing My Colors, by Mike Sweatt

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