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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 » July 2018
All Day
The Refuge Office and Visitor Center at Hagerman NWR will be closed on Wed., July 4, 2018. Regular hours resume July 5. Refuge lands are open daily from sunrise to sunset. View Details
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Garden Docents meet monthly to train fro identifying butterflies and native Texas plants, as well as plan for tours and other garden events. the program for July will be the video, Sex, Lies and... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
According to National Geographic, the prehistoric-looking alligator snapping turtle is the largest freshwater turtle in North America and among the largest in the world. With its spiked shell... View Details
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10:00am – 11:30am
Bugging Out! Free nature activity program - learn bug facts, hear a bug story, make a bug craft! Please register each child separately; parents or other adult are asked to accompany children in this... View Details
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10:00am – 11:30am
Bugging Out! A bug is a certain type of insect. Some examples you might be familiar with are the box elder bug, milkweed bug, assassin bug, and stink bug. Learn some bug facts at this free nature... View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Chris Jackson, the owner of the web site Urban Wildlife will be our speaker for the July meeting. The presentation will be about places in the DFW Metroplex 10-county area covered on his web site... View Details
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10:00am – 4:00pm
Walt's next workshop will focus on wildflowers, with a morning of sketching and afternoon spent with watercolors. See instructor bio, attached; supply list will be emailed to those who register. As... 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