Activities
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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 July

 

Events » June 2018
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Sun
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Back by popular demand!! Mary Karam will teach you the most amazing photo edits that are available free on your cell! Bring fully charged phone and download the app Snapseed prior to class.Free, no... View Details
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Thu
10:00am – 11:30am
Garden Docents meet monthly to train for identifying butterflies and native Texas plants, as well as to plan for garden tours and other events. New members are welcome! The video Sex Lies and... View Details
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Sat
8:00am – 9:30am
Dr. Wayne Meyer will lead the Early Bird walk for June, weather permitting. this month we will be doing some thing different! Birding by ear! Bring a lightweight folding chair as we will stop, sit... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Dr. Wayne Meyer, Associate Professor of Biology at Austin College, will be the speaker for June. His topic: Least Terns.The smallest of American Terns, the Least Tern is found nesting on sandy... View Details
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Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Flutter Flutter Butterfly! Free nature activity program with stories, crafts and more. Learn the facts of life for butterflies plus some Fun Facts, for example did you know that butterflies "taste"... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Flutter Flutter Butterfly! Butterflies will be the topic for this nature activity program. Study the butterfly metamorphosis,other butterfly facts. For example, did you know that caterpillars are... 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 10 am on Saturdays, weather permitting.  Call 903 786 2826 for reservations since seating is limited.  Standbys are accepted, 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 are 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