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In the Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden Walks are held on the first, third, and fifth Saturday of each month, April through September. For July - September, walk hours are 9:30 - 11:30 am.

Garden walks are free - come and go or come and stay; garden docents are on hand to help you enjoy the butterflies and blooms, learn about the insect-plant connections, and offer optional garden fun activities for families. No reservations needed.

Tours for clubs and other groups my be set up by special arrangement; call the Refuge, 903 786 2826 and leave a contact message for Friends of Hagerman.

Super Saturday - Butterfly Day
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Click file for Event Schedule for this program of activities celebrating butterflies and especially the Monarch! Instead of Second Saturday there will be guided garden walks, Monarch butterfly tagging demonstrations, talks on gardening for butterflies, butterfly facts, butterflies at HNWR, and Monarch migration! Paint a plaster butterfly or fold an origami one; butterfly life cycle craft, butterfly finger puppet, and making wildflower seed balls. Learn how to grow all-important milkweed. Rock painting demo, plus a native plant sale and sidewalk chalk art for kids. Plenty of indoor activities in case of rain.
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8th Annual FRIEND-and-FUNd Raiser

 

Refuge Activities

Check out  coming events.

Whether you prefer a guided walk along a Refuge  trail or an educational talk, whether you are adult or youth, the Friends have a program or activity for you.  

Enjoy photography?  Visit the Gallery for Refuge photos and news of photo activities.

Interested in hunting, fishing, or boating?  See announcements, opportunities and regulations under Refuge.

Tram Tours at Refuge

Observe wildlife at Hagerman NWR aboard our open air, all-electric Carlos and Eulalia Cardinal Express Tram!  Tours are set for 2 pm each Saturday and Sunday, weather and lake level permitting. Your driver/guide points out and identifies wildlife along the Wildlife Drive during the 90-minute tour, making frequent stops for photo taking.

Tram tours are recommended for age 6 - adult. For information and to make reservations, please call the Refuge, 903 786 2826 during Nature Nook hours, 9 am - 4 pm, Tuesday - Saturday and 1 - 5 pm on Sundays. Please do not leave voicemail messages as volunteers cannot retrieve them.

Tram tours are free of charge; however,  donations are accepted for the maintenance fund.

Service dogs are allowed on the tram; no other animals are allowed.

Special tours may be arranged for groups of up to 12 individuals.  Call the Refuge and leave a contact message for the Friends, for details.

 

Friends Projects

Want to get involved?

Friends maintain and monitor the three Bluebird trails at the Refuge.

Friends operate the Nature Nook book and gift shop in the Visitor Center.  The Friends of Hagerman Nature Nook, offering books and gifts, is located in the Visitor Center at the Refuge; "summer" hours for the Nature Nook are 9 am -  4 pm, Tuesday - Saturday, and 1 - 5 pm Sunday. Closed on Mondays & federal holidays, April - September.   Field guides, nature-themed T's,  hats and caps, jewelry, bird houses, collectibles, activities and gifts for children, coffee mugs and more! Shown below, wildflower seed, right for fall sowing!.

Friends maintain the Butterfly Garden.  Please visit the garden, across the parking lot from the Visitor Center.  See Butterfly Garden for details and how you can help! 

Friends organize Second Saturdays, The Refuge Rocks, Nature Photography Club, Spring Break Rocks at HNWR as well as volunteers for talks, activities and programs for all ages.

Volunteers are always welcome!  Just let us know your interests.

 

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Events » September 2017
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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
9
Sat
8:00am – 9:30pm
Join Texas Master Naturalist Jack Chiles for a guided birding walk on one of the trails at HNWR. Meet at the Visitor Center and return in time for the Second Saturday presentation. Bring binoculars... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Learn about our sister refuge, established at the same time as Hagerman, from Tish Manager Rick Cantu. How is Tishomingo like HNWR and how is it different? What progress is being made on rebuilding... View Details
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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
Some people call them flying jewels! They can hover, fly backwards and more! We will be seeing lots of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds migrating south this fall. Learn more at The Refuge Rocks... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Some people call them flying jewels! They can hover, fly backwards and more! We will be seeing lots of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds migrating south this fall. Learn more at The Refuge Rocks... View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Bimonthly photo club meetings are open to everyone interested in nature photography, regardless of type of equipment or level of experience. Our speaker for September will be David Ally... View Details
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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
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826