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NEW DATE! Volunteer Opportunities at HNWR - Open House
Sunday, February 4, 2018, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Resolve to get involved at Hagerman NWR in 2018. Here is your chance to learn about the various volunteer opportunities offered by the Friends of Hagerman and the Refuge. Meet some of our current volunteers who will share with you the rewards of volunteer service they have experienced at HNWR. No obligation but we think you will find a good fit for your time and talents.
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Snow v. Ross's Goose

Here is the answer to the MOST FAQ at HNWR this season! How you tell the difference between a Snow Goose and a Ross's Goose. The bird in the front is a Snow Goose and the one behind is a Ross's Goose. The Snow is considerably larger, and has a sloping head that blends into the beak. The beak has a black grin patch or lipstick on it's beak. Notice that the margin between the beak and the face is a curved line. The Ross's on the other hand is smaller wth a rounded head and the beak doesn't blend in to the slope of the head. It's beak is much smaller, lacks the grin patch and the margin between the beak and the face is a straight line. Hagerman NWR, by Mike Petrick

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.

NOTE: OUR TRAM IS DOWN FOR SERVICE; TOURS WILL BE BY VAN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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, 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 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 » February 2018
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Sat
10:00am – 12:00pm
This event is a continuation of Begin to Bird, Part I. Register for Part I; it is not necessary to register again. View Details
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Sun
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Resolve to get involved at Hagerman NWR in 2018. Here is your chance to learn about the various volunteer opportunities offered by the Friends of Hagerman and the Refuge. Meet some of our current... View Details
10
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Paul Balkenbush, deputy manager of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, will present a program on Second Saturday entitled “Denison Dam – The Story of Lake Texoma from Conception to Today.” Come join... View Details
17
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Just Ducks! Ducks can fly, swim, waddle! Some can dive while others just dabble. We have many folk sayings related to ducks - water off a duck's back - if it walks like a duck, and more! Learn more... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Just Ducks! Ducks can fly, swim, waddle! Some can dive while others just dabble. We have many folk sayings related to ducks - water off a duck's back - if it walks like a duck, and more! Learn more... View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
You can still participate in the FOH Nature Photography Club which meets next on March 17,at 1 pm at HNWR. View Details
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Tue
12:45pm – 2:00pm
Our first webinar of the year will start with a big picture perspective on monarch conservation by Monarch Joint Venture Coordinator, Wendy Caldwell. Wendy will describe the conservation goals for... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826