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 October

Photo by Marilyn Pickens

 

 

Events » July 2017
1
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
4
Tue
All Day
Please note that the Visitor Center, Refuge Office and Nature Nook will remain closed on July 4, 2017. Refuge lands will be open from sunrise - sunset. View Details
8:00am – 10:00am
Outdoor Crew will NOT meet today. Enjoy celebrating July 4th! View Details
5
Wed
8:00am – 10:00am
No Butterfly Garden Workday for July 5th. Resume workdays 8 - 10 am July 12, 19, 26.. View Details
8
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Geologist and geophysicist Diane Brownlee will be back to talk about overview of Texas geology, addressing the local fossil record and plate tectonics that impacted Northwest Texas. Brownlee as a... View Details
15
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
As the eagle flies! Learn facts about our national symbol, the Bald Eagle this month. For example, did you know that an eagle nest is 6 feet across - the largest one ever found was the size of a... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
As the eagle flies! Learn facts about our national symbol, the Bald Eagle this month. For example, did you know that an eagle nest is 6 feet across - the largest one ever found was the size of a... View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Join us for a program on printing your photos by Paul Fuller, FullColor.com. Club meets bimonthly and is open to everyone interested in nature photography. Meetings offer a program, photo sharing and... View Details
29
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
Coming in November

 

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