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 December

 

Events » August 2016
1
Mon
All Day
Entry period for the 2016 Hagerman NWR Nature Photography Contest begins today, through August 31. View Details
6
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
O give me a home, where the buffalo roamed! Learn about the Prairie Ecosystem and how plants and animals once lived together there in balance. Free nature program, register by August 4, 4 pm. View Details
10:00am – 11:30pm
Who knows how tall "tall grass" is? How did the prairie plants survive harsh winters and summers? What animals lived on the prairies? Free nature program, register by August 4, 4 pm. View Details
13
Sat
9:00am – 9:45am
Come early on Second Saturday for a morning stroll through the Butterfly Garden; docents will be on hand to help you identify native Texas plants and visiting butterflies. Seed give-away from the... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Alex Ocanas, 2015 Monarch Intern at HNWR, will be back to give this presentation on that miraculous butterfly, the Monarch. Hear the amazing migration story and learn the current conservation status... View Details
20
Sat
9:30am – 11:00am
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
31
Wed
All Day
All entries for the 2016 contest must be RECEIVED by August 31. 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