Featherless Flyer, September, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 7:39pm

Read all about it!! Nestbox Program, Least Terns at Hagerman NWR, Activity Calendar and more! Nature Photography Club will feature David Alley, speaker.  The Refuge will Rock for Youth with Hobnob with Hummingbirds.  Holiday and hunt schedule for HNWR.  Just click the pdf symbol for your online newsletter, and thank you!

Butterfly Garden Docents
Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 7:46pm

 Butterfly Garden Docents will meet at HNWR at 10 am on September 7  On the agenda - butterfly and native plants training, activity reports, and planning for Butterfly Day, set for October 14. Docents will be in the Butterfly Garden for guided walks on these Saturdays from 9:30 - 11:30 am - September 2, 16, and 30.

Visitors are welcome to attend the meeting.  The docents meet on first Thursday of each month, February through November, for training and program planning.  Docents volunteer in the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman NWR, leading tours and giving presentations on butterflies and native plants. The volunteer schedule is flexible.

Please use CONTACT for more information.

Outdoor Crew Does Good Work!

The Outdoor Crew at Hagerman NWr will meet from 8 - 10 am on Tuesday, September 5 and Saturday, September 23.

Chair Larry Vargus says that they plan to work on refinishing one or two of the Butterfly Garden benches, which will take from 2 - people for each bench. The other project will be to work on Harris Creek trail cutting back weeds, setting some sign posts, and filling mud holes with rock.  This is outside work and we need to dress appropriately: gloves, work clothes that protect from weeds and brush, eye protection, and boots - while we should not be in water there still could be muddy areas.  If you have loppers, bow saw or other hand held equipment that helps you cut brush please bring them. For those that want to refinish a bench a palm sander would be of use. The Refuge has some equipment for those that do not have any. The weather forecast looks good at present. If anything changes voluntters will be contacted.

Vargus  asks that those who want to help use CONTACT and they will be sent details, any schedule change, etc. by email.

Featherless Flyer, August, 2017
Monday, July 31, 2017 at 7:20pm

Think cool!  Seniors - age 62 and over and planning to travel will want to cash in on the current Senior Pass, $10, ahead of the big price increase August 28. And - prepare to become a citizen scientist, nature project leader and more, with Master Naturalist fall training.

Activity calendar, Birding with Jack, photo news and more in this month's edition of the Featherless Flyer.  Just click the pdf symbol to view your copy.

Featherless Flyer, July, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 7:23pm

 All about Federal Duck Stamps, what the Outdoor Crew has accomplished, become a Master Naturalist, Birding with Jack, Fish Kill at HNWR, plus July activity calendar and more!

Just click the pdf symbol for your July Featherless Flyer!

Butterfly Photo Exhibit Planned
Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 8:20am

Butterfly Day at Hagerman NWR is set for October 14, 2017 and we are planning to hold an exhibit of butterfly photos, in the Visitor Center Meeting Room.  Each photographer is invited to

o Exhibit 1 photo of butterfly taken at Hagerman NWR

o Mount on foam board or mat board (no frames)

o Size may be up to 16” x 20”

o Orientation – portrait, landscape, or square

o Place label with photo title, name and contact info on back

o If you wish to sell your print, name and contact info will be included on sheet for visitors

o If you wish to donate your print, please indicate on label

o If interested, send email to by 9/1/17

o Photos must be turned in by 9/16/17

o Photos will be displayed during October and can be picked up in November 

Service Opportunity

Do you love spending time at Hagerman?  Are you interested in "giving back" to the Refuge?  Do you have experience with finance (treasury), program organization or presentation, retail management, volunteer recruitment, fund-raising or communications?    If so, please  contact us about joining a working committee of the Friends of Hagerman.  

Come and join a dynamic group of go-getters and support your Refuge.  You'll get way more out of the experience and the Refuge the more time  and effort you put in.

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6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
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