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 » August 2017
1
Tue
All Day
Enter the 8th annual Hagerman NWR Nature Photography Contest. See Rules and Entry Form to learn how. View Details
5
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
12
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Every spring and fall shorebirds - plovers, stilts, avocets, sandpipers, phalaropes and more - swoop through Hagerman NWR on their semiannual migration. Learn more about their life cycle, where they... View Details
11:30am – 12:30pm
What the heck is PLARN? Kelly Simpson will show you at this free demo, making bags, mats and more with yarn from plastic bags. View Details
19
Sat
8:00am – 12:00pm
Please join the Hagerman NWR Nature Photo Club for our next event. We will be going to Picnic Pond in the Goode Day Use area on August 19, 2017 at 8 a.m. to photograph dragonflies. Insects are the... View Details
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
If snakes give you the willies, remember this: snakes are a natural and integral component of the ecosystem. Snakes are the most successful of all living reptiles. They are amazingly adapted for... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
If snakes give you the willies, remember this: snakes are a natural and integral component of the ecosystem. Snakes are the most successful of all living reptiles. They are amazingly adapted for... View Details
31
Thu
Ends at 4:00pm
All entries must be RECEIVED by 4 pm today! See Rules and Entry Form for more info. 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