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Celebrating Seventy Years


Photo by Monica Muil

Refuge Office and Visitor Center Observes 5th Anniversary

Sept. 8, 2011 - Date for the Grand Opening of the then new building for the Refuge Office and Visitor Center.

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 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 field trips, talks, activities and programs for all ages.

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


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Events » September 2016
9:00am – 11:00am
No registration needed; come on out for a morning of come and go fishing fun - we have loaner poles, gear and bait, or bring your own. Free. View Details
8:00am – 9:30am
Join Master Naturalist Jack Chiles, weather permitting, for a guided bird walk on one of the trails at HNWR. Meet at the Visitor Center by 8 am, you will return in time for the Second Saturday... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
A geophysicist and geologist, Diane Brownlee as a speaker brings an in-depth study of geology from pre-historic times to the present. Her experience includes 20 years of employment with oil... 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
"Night Photography" is the program topic, to be presented by Ron Varley and Bert Garcia. "Pairs" will be the photo sharing theme for September. Photos fitting this theme and taken at the Refuge by... View Details
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Since there have been several reports of larger-than-average populations of copperhead snakes and rattlesnakes, the Bluestem Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists has invited Dr. Michael Keck from... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826