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In the Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden Walks are held on the first, third, and fifth Saturday of each month, April through September. For June, walk hours are 9:30 - 11:30 am.

Garden walks are free - come and go or come and stay; garden docents are on hand to help you enjoy the butterflies and blooms, learn about the insect-plant connections, and offer optional garden fun activities for families. No reservations needed.

Tours for clubs and other groups my be set up by special arrangement; call the Refuge, 903 786 2826 and leave a contact message for Friends of Hagerman.

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 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.

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, 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 » July 2017
1
Sat
9:30am – 11:30am
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
4
Tue
All Day
Please note that the Visitor Center, Refuge Office and Nature Nook will remain closed on July 4, 2017. Refuge lands will be open from sunrise - sunset. View Details
8:00am – 10:00am
Outdoor Crew will NOT meet today. Enjoy celebrating July 4th! View Details
5
Wed
8:00am – 10:00am
No Butterfly Garden Workday for July 5th. Resume workdays 8 - 10 am July 12, 19, 26.. View Details
8
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Geologist and geophysicist Diane Brownlee will be back to talk about overview of Texas geology, addressing the local fossil record and plate tectonics that impacted Northwest Texas. Brownlee as a... View Details
15
Sat
9:30am – 11:30am
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
10:00am – 11:30am
As the eagle flies! Learn facts about our national symbol, the Bald Eagle this month. For example, did you know that an eagle nest is 6 feet across - the largest one ever found was the size of a... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
As the eagle flies! Learn facts about our national symbol, the Bald Eagle this month. For example, did you know that an eagle nest is 6 feet across - the largest one ever found was the size of a... View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Join us for a program on printing your photos by Paul Fuller, FullColor.com. Club meets bimonthly and is open to everyone interested in nature photography. Meetings offer a program, photo sharing and... View Details
29
Sat
9:30am – 11:30am
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