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Spring Break at HNWR

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)

Friday - 10:30 am - Take a Hike; 1 - 3 pm, On your Own - Puzzles, Games, Crafts - Make a Nature Bookmark; 2 pm, Tram Tour, reservations required (903 786-2826)


AND - Don't forget to sign up for The Refuge Rocks, March 18 - 10 am - Wild About Wildflowers, for ages 4 -7 and 8 - 12

Annual Meeting March 26

 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.

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

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!

 

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.   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.

 

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Events » March 2017
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Thu
10:00am – 11:30am
Want to volunteer to help lead tours in our Butterfly Garden? Come to this orientation and learn how you can participate. Training to identify butterflies and native plants as well as understand the... View Details
7
Tue
9:00am – 11:00am
Show your love for nature! Join the Outdoor Crew at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, sprucing up trails, trimming and removing brush, trash and general cleanup! Meet the FIRST Tuesday and the... View Details
11
Sat
8:00am – 9:30am
Meet Dr. Wayne Meyer at the Visitor Center at 8 am for a guided bird walk, weather permitting, and return in time for the Second Saturday presentation. View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Dr. Jessica Healy, Assistant Professor of Biology at Austin College is the speaker for March, with the topic "Otter Nonsense: the Rise and Fall (and Rise) of America's Most Charismatic Weasel"... View Details
18
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Let's take a closer look at the beautiful wildflowers of our fields and forests and their remarkable adaptations to the environment. Wildflowers have adapted to many diverse environments and... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Let's take a closer look at the beautiful wildflowers of our fields and forests and their remarkable adaptations to the environment. Wildflowers have adapted to diverse environments and specialized... View Details
10:00am – 12:00pm
Let's take a photo-walk along Harris Creek Trail to look for Signs of Spring! Meet at the Visitor Center at 10 am, weather permitting. Optional - bring a lunch and make a day of it - regular club... View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Program topic for March - Bird Photography for Beginners, presented by Dr. Mike Keck. We have seen this program and it has value for anyone wanting to photograph birds!The sharing theme will be... View Details
25
Sat
9:00am – 11:00am
Show your love for nature! Join the Outdoor Crew at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, sprucing up trails, trimming and removing brush, trash and general cleanup! Meet the FIRST Tuesday and the... View Details
10:00am – 4:00pm
The March 25 workshop is full. If you want to be contacted about the NEXT workshop session, use CONTACT on this website to let us know. ************** Walt Davis will be here for another great... View Details
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Sun
3:00pm – 4:30pm
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... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826