The newest project for the Friends is the one-quarter acre Butterfly Garden across the parking lot from the Visitor Center.
The Friends of Hagerman Nature Nook offers field guides, books and other nature related items for sale, to enhance visitors' enjoyment of the Refuge. The shop is managed and staffed by volunteers, with proceeds going to fund projects at the Refuge.
There are three bluebird trails at the Refuge. Nest Box Monitors install and monitor boxes throughout the nesting season. Bluebirds, Carolina Wrens, Prothonotary Warblers, Carolina Chickadees and Titmice have fledged young from these boxes. Monitors team up to work approximately once each month. Additonal volunteers are welcome! Training and equipment is provided
The Friends also offer the annual Adopt a Nest Box Program, with participants receiving reports and photos of nesting activity in their adopted nest box. (Note: All boxes have been adopted for the 2015 nesting season) . Photo: Bluebird on Harris Creek Trail, by Bert Garcia
The Friends of Hagerman offer monthly Youth FIRST and Second Saturday programs and other educational opportunities and activities throughout the year. Many knowledgeable speakers and teachers have volunteered to share their expertise and interests with the public through these venues.
The Education Committee organizes group visits and tours of the Refuge for all ages. To arrange an outing for your group, contact the Refuge, 903 786 2826, or send a request via the Contact page on this website.
The Program Committee and Education Committee welcome suggestions for programs and resource persons as well as volunteers who can help plan, set-up or present activities. Let us hear from you!
In addition, the Friends sponsor the Nature Photo Club, which meets every other month at the Refuge and offers periodic photo shoots at the Refuge, an annual photo contest and the Photographer of the Month program. For more information, see Nature Photo Club.