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!

Wildflower Tour Set for May 26

Join us for a wildflower tour of the refuge on Saturday, May 26, starting at 10 am. Reserve a seat on the van or caravan along in your own vehicle, as we will be stopping to look and take  photographs! Meet at the Visitor Center, return approximately Noon. (Photo by Carly Pryor)

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.

Friends coordinate the Outdoor Crew with Refuge staff, recruting volunteers who keep trails tidy, restore habitat and make Refuge improvements.

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 » May 2018
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Bring a brown bag lunch and learn "Butterfly FAQ's" at this month's meeting. Visitors are welcome; docents meet monthly to train, plan and prepare for Butterfly Garden walks and tours. View Details
3:00pm – 4:00pm
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8:00am – 9:30am
Master Naturalist Jack Chiles will lead the Early Bird walk for May, 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
Our speaker, Dr. George Diggs's areas of work are with plants and trees of Texas, the relationship between human and plant evolution, and evolution in extreme environments Dr. Diggs will focus on... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Let's Go Fishing! For Youth Ages 4-16. Free - and we provide poles and bait or you may bring your own Come and fish our pond - first pond on the right on Refuge Road...look for the sign. We will also... View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Ron & Sharlott Hasty will present "Adding Motion + Emotion to Photos" for the May program. View Details
10:00am – 12:00pm
Brenda Loveless will lead a wildflower tour at Hagerman NWR on Saturday, May 26. Meet at the Visitor Center by 9:45 am. The van is now full but you may caravan as we will be stopping to get out, look... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826