Welcome to the Friends of Hagerman
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of wildlife, nature, and the Refuge.

Anytime is a great time to visit Hagerman NWR...

Especially Springtime!  Enjoy newly green fields and trees, early wildflowers, migratory birds on their spring passage - from Yellow-headed Blackbirds to American White Pelicans!  Look for the resident Bald Eagles, taking time off the nest to catch a fish or two. Enjoy cool spring days before summer blasts into North Texoma!  See you at the 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, Monday - 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; hours for the Nature Nook are 9 am -  4 pm, Monday - Saturday, and 1 - 5 pm Sunday. Closed Thanksgiving day and Christmas day. Field guides, nature-themed T's,  hats and caps, jewelry, bird houses, collectibles, activities and gifts for children, coffee mugs and more! Shown below, children's books - wonderful way to continue learning about nature after you get back home!

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 at HNWR as well as volunteers for talks, activities and programs for all ages.

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

 

Hagerman Youth

Check out our page for youngsters!  Schedule of events, ideas for nature fun at home, and more! See Hagerman Youth.

Latest News

For the latest news on Friends activities at Hagerman NWR, please see News.

Become a Friend

Membership in the non-profit Friends of Hagerman NWR is open to individuals and families. We would love to have you join us!

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Events » April 2018
5
Thu
10:00am – 12:00pm
This month, weather permitting, a field trip to Sandy Point is planned for the meeting, so dress accordingly! Visitors are welcome; docents meet monthly to train, plan and prepare for Butterfly... View Details
14
Sat
8:00am – 9:30am
Dr. Wayne Meyer will lead the April Early Bird walk, weather permitting. Meet at the Visitor Center. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Return in time for the Second Saturday program. View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
According to National Geographic, "Bandit-masked raccoons are a familiar sight just about everywhere, because they will eat just about anything. These ubiquitous mammals are found in forests... View Details
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Sat
Register Now
10:00am – 11:30am
Oh Deer! Get ready for fascinating deer facts - these mammals can run, leap and swim - the males have antlers and the young have spots! Where do they live and what do they eat? Free nature activity... View Details
Register Now
10:00am – 11:30am
Oh Deer! Get ready for fascinating deer facts - these mammals can run, leap and swim - What are antlers? did you know that the young have spots! Where do they live and what do they eat? Free nature... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826