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Calling kids ages 6 - 12! Bring your family to HNWR for free spring break fun. No reservations needed EXCEPT for TRAM TOURS. Craft activities available while supplies last. Siblings are welcome; ALL children must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent or other responsible adult. Bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it! Also - enjoy hiking, fishing, nature observation, photography, on your own - Hagerman NWR is open from sunrise to sunset. Visitor Center hours are 7:30 - 4, M-F and 9 - 4, Saturdays, 1 - 5, Sundays.
Tuesday - 10:30 am - Fossil Fun; 1 - 3 pm, On your Own - Puzzles, Games, Crafts - Make a Slap Bracelet; 2 pm - Tram Trour, reservations required (903 786 2826)
Wednesday - 10:30 am - Take a Hike; 1 - 3 pm, On your Own - Puzzles, Games, Crafts - Make a Sandwich Bag Butterfly; 2 pm, Tram Tour, reservations required (903 786-2826)
Thursday - 10:30 am - Home Tweet Home Bird Feeder; 1 - 3 pm, On your Own - Puzzles, Games, Crafts - Decorate a Foamie; 2 pm, Tram Tour, reservations required (903 786-2826)
All members of the Friends of Hagerman as well as those interested in membership are invited to attend the Annual Meeting, March 26, 2017, at 3 pm in the Visitor Center Meeting Room. Paul Balkenbush, new Assistant Manager at HNWR will give the State of the Refuge, committee chairs will report accomplishments during 2016 and election of directors will be held.
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 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!
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. 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 talks, activities and programs for all ages.
Volunteers are always welcome! Just let us know your interests.