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of wildlife, nature, and the Refuge.

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.

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

Observe wildlife aboard our open air, all-electric Carlos & Eulalia Cardinal Express Tram. Tours are set for 2 pm each Saturday and Sunday, weather and lake level permitting. Driver/guide points out and identifies wildlife along Wildlife Drive during the 90 minute trip. Call 903 786 2826 for information about and/or reservations. 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. 

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, 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 » May 2017
10:00am – 11:30am
Learn more about Dragonflies, with speaker, Laurie Sheppard. Visitors welcome. Garden docents meet monthly for training and planning; docents volunteer for garden tours and walks. View Details
8:00am – 9:30am
Join Texas Master Naturalist Jack Chiles for a guided birding walk on one of the trails at HNWR, Meet at the Visitor Center, bring binoculars or borrow ours. Return in time for Second Saturday... View Details
9:00am – 10:00am
Let's Buzz with the Bees!  Meet at 9 am on May 13, before Second Saturday, or at Noon, after Second Saturday, in the Butterfly Garden to photograph Pollinators, the May sharing theme. See... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
North Texas experiences both weather extremes and rapidly changing weather - or as they say about Texas weather - if you don't like it, just wait awhile...or how about lightning never strikes twice... View Details
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Let's Buzz with the Bees!  Meet at 9 am on May 13, before Second Saturday, or at Noon, after Second Saturday, in the Butterfly Garden to photograph Pollinators, the May sharing theme. See... View Details
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Families are invited to bring Mom out to HNWR for a stroll through the Butterfly Garden. Garden docents will be on hand to help you learn about the native Texas plants and visiting butterflies, or... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
The more than 293 species of turtles alive today inhabit a variety of habitats including marine, freshwater and terrestrial regions throughout the temperate and tropical regions of the world. Turtles... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
What if you could carry your house around on your back, wherever you go? Turtles, the original "mobile home" do this! Learn about tortoises, terrapins, and turtles, and which kinds can we see at the... View Details
10:00am – 12:00pm
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
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Program topic for May - Wildlife Photography in Africa, presented by Jimmy Thomas. The sharing theme will be Pollinators. Club meetings are open to all interested in nature photography, regardless of... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826