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In the Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden Walks begin April 1 - also April 15, 29; all 11 am - 1 pm - enjoy a stroll through the garden with docents on hand to help identify native Texas plants and the visiting butterflies.

For May, enjoy Mother's Day in the Garden on May 13,  3- 5 pm, as well as Garden Walk, May 20, 10 am - Noon.

Free - come and go or come and stay, plus optional garden fun activities for families.

Jr. Duck Stamp Art Exhibit, Reception at HNWR

 

Make plans to see the artwork of local students and the national touring exhibit of 2016 Junior Duck Stamp winners.  Refuge Visitor Center hours are Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Reception, 3 pm, Sunday, April 30.

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.

Photo taken by Alfred Lockwood at the FOH Nature Photography Club Sunrise Photo Shoot, February, 2017.

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

Tram Tours at Refuge

Tram Tours are back! Tours are set for 2 pm each Saturday and Sunday, weather and lake level permitting. Driver/guide points out and identifies wildlife during the 90 minute trip. Call 903 786 2826 for information about and/or reservations aboard the Carlos & Eulalia Cardinal Express Tour of Wildlife Drive. Please call during Nature Nook hours and  do not leave messages in Voicemail as volunteers cannot access them.Tours are free of charge; donations are accepted for the maintenance fund. AND - Thanks to Niks Audio, Sherman, for complimentary repair and replacement of microphone for the tram sound system!

 

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 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, handmade jewelry, bird houses, collectibles, activities and gifts for children, coffee mugs and more!

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! (Photo by Jesus Moreno)

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 » April 2017
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Sat
11:00am – 1:00pm
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
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Tue
9:00am – 11:00am
Show your love for nature! Join the Outdoor Crew at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, sprucing up trails, trimming and removing brush, trash and general cleanup! Meet the FIRST Tuesday and the... View Details
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Thu
10:00am – 11:30am
Learn more about pollinators, with Carol Clark, who will speak on Native Bees. Visitors welcome. Garden docents meet monthly for training and planning; docents volunteer for garden tours and walks. View Details
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Sat
8:00am – 9:30am
Weather permitting, take a guided bird walk at HNWR with Dr. Wayne Meyer, prior to his presentation on Warblers. Meet at the Visitor Center and return in time for program. Bring binoculars or borrow... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Dr. Wayne Meyer, Associate Professor of Biology at Austin College will present a talk on Warblers at this free nature program. Warblers are some of the smallest birds found on the North American... View Details
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Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Think of the great variety of shape, color, numbers, habitat and pattern of a variety of egg producing animals, as well as the miracle of life within the egg. Learn how color and markings on eggs... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Think of the great variety of shape, color, numbers, habitat and pattern of a variety of egg producing animals, as well as the miracle of life within the egg. Learn some egg science and how color and... View Details
11:00am – 1:00pm
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
2:00pm – 3:00pm
On April 15th, 2017 Dykman will be making a stop at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge to join the refuge’s butterfly walk from 11am-1pm. She welcomes folks to come see her gear and learn how biking... View Details
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Sat
9:00am – 11:00am
Show your love for nature! Join the Outdoor Crew at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, sprucing up trails, trimming and removing brush, trash and general cleanup! Meet the FIRST Tuesday and the... View Details
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Fri
8:00pm – 10:00pm
Event is full; watch for a new date. View Details
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Sat
10:00am – 12:00pm
New club chair Becky Goodman and event chair Nancy Miller want you to join the Nature Photography Club on April 29th, 10 a.m. for a mini photo safari on Meadow Pond Trail. “We will meet at the... View Details
11:00am – 1:00pm
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