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Spring Break at HNWR

Calling kids ages 6 - 12!  Bring your family (siblings welcome) to Hagerman NWR where Nature Rocks for Spring Break!  Free, crafts activities available while supplies last; no reservations needed EXCEPT for TRAM TOURS. all children must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent or other responsible adult.

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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Be sure to visit the Friends on Facebook  for more pix and news!


Events » February 2017
6:15am – 9:30am
Weather permitting, meet Nancy Miller at 6:15 am in the Visitor Center parking lot to be ready to shoot when the sun comes up! Please RSVP to the club email, or use Contact on this website to let us... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Again this month we travel abroad, this time with Alex Ocanas, as she shares her experiences living in Thailand while volunteering with an elephant conservation group, Global Vision International... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Time for the Great Backyard Bird Count and youngsters will learn some of the bird favorites coming to our feeders, plus bird crafts and a nature walk, weather permitting. For ages 4 - 7. Free! You... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Time for the Great Backyard Bird Count and youngsters will learn some of the bird favorites coming to our feeders, plus bird crafts and a nature walk, weather permitting. For ages 8 - 12. Free! It... View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Cornell's annual Great Backyard Bird Count is set for February 17 - 20, and you can participate at Hagerman NWR as well as at home. Weather permitting, meet Dr. Wayne Meyer at the Visitor Center at... View Details
10:00am – 12:00pm
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 LAST... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826