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of wildlife, nature, and the Refuge.

Celebrating Seventy Years


Photo by Monica Muil

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.

School Zone!

Hundreds of  youngsters have  enjoyed school field trips to Hagerman NWR.  We will be happy to help plan a  field trip for your school!

Tram Tours at Refuge

Tram Tours are on hold until flooding at HNWR abates. Normally, tours are set for 2 pm each Saturday and Sunday. 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. Tours are free of charge; donations are accepted for the maintenance fund.

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 are 9 am -  4 pm, Monday - Saturday, and 1 - 5 pm Sunday. Closed on federal holidays and, from June through August, on Mondays.   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 field trips, talks, activities and programs for all ages.

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


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Events » May 2016
10:00am – 11:30am
Learn the everyday things we can do to help protect endangered and threatened animal species. Hands-on nature activities; please register starting April 2, and let us know if your plans change. View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Animal species may become threatened or endangered, meaning their species could become extinct. Learn what to do on an everyday basis to help conserve endangered animals. Registration opens April 2... View Details
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Take Mom to church and out to dinner, then on to HNWR to stroll the Butterfly Garden. Garden docents will be on hand to help identify native Texas plants and the butterflies they attract. Light... View Details
8:00am – 9:30am
Meet at the Visitor Center by 8 am to take part in the Global Big Day walk at HNWR. On 14 May, birders from across the world will unite to answer a single question: how many birds can we find as a... View Details
10:00am – 11:30pm
Beekeeper Jerry Hensley will present Bee Facts - native bees are critical to our food supply, but are they on the way to being endangered themselves? View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Slow - Caterpillar Crossing! Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman NWR, with garden docents on hand to help you identify native Texas plants and the butterflies they attract. View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Jesus Moreno will present program on use of photo editing software, NIK, free from Google. Bring a laptop if available. Photo sharing theme for meeting is Dragonflies and Butterflies. Visitors... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826