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, 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 November

 

Events » June 2017
1
Thu
10:00am – 11:30am
Garden Docents monthly meeting; visitor are welcome to come and learn more about volunteering in this enjoyable program! Learn butterfly and native plants identification, and the insect plant... View Details
3
Sat
9:30am – 11:30am
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
10
Sat
8:00am – 9:30am
Calling all early birds! Join Dr. Wayne Meyer for a guided birding walk on one of the trails at the Refuge, weather permitting. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Dress for walking dirt trail. Meet at... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
USFWS Endangered Species Specialist Omar Bocanegra is back with us to speak on his favorites, Dragonflies! Long before the dinosaurs walked the Earth, dragonflies took to the air. Learn the natural... View Details
17
Sat
9:30am – 11:30am
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
10:00am – 11:30am
Free nature program for youth at Hagerman NWR. For June, let's learn about wind - gusty, blustery, breezy - what makes the wind blow? Registration is optional but helps us have enough materials ready... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Free nature program for youth at Hagerman NWR. For June, let's learn about wind - gusty, blustery, breezy - what makes the wind blow? Registration is optional but helps us have enough materials ready... View Details
24
Sat
8:00am – 12:00pm
Here's your chance to photograph the beautiful lotus on Meadow Pond Trail!!! Meet us at the Visitor Center on June 24th at 8 a.m., and we will caravan down to Meadow Pond to photograph the lotus (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.

EXTRA TOURS!! Friday, November 24, 10 am and 2 pm; Saturday, November 25, 10 am and 2 pm.  Make reservaions NOW! 

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