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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!

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Butterfly Garden Walk Schedule for July
Friday, June 23, 2017 at 7:12pm

 Stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.  Come on your own or bring the family.  Garden docents will be on hand to help you identify the Texas native plants and the butterflies in the garden.  Use our close-focus butterfly binoculars to get a really CLOSE look.  Special activities for families available: scavenger hunts, meet the Metamorphosis Puppet and more. Garden walks are Come and Go or Come and Stay.

Scheduled garden walks are set for 9:30 - 11:30 am on these Satrudays:  July 1, 15, and 29.

The garden is free of charge and open to the public during Refuge hours.

 

Don't Drink the Water
Monday, June 12, 2017 at 9:25am

 Last week Refuge staff tested the water from the artesian well near the yellow gate just north of the low water crossing by the visitor center, west side. It was positive for total coliforms but negative for E. coli. This is good news, but the fact is artesian well water on the refuge is not potable and should not be used as a drinking water source without disinfection.The well was posted to help our visitors understand that the water is not potable and may cause an increased risk of illness if ingested without treatment.

 

Coliform bacteria are a large group of bacteria that naturally occur in the environment. Most types of coliform bacteria are harmless to humans. However, some (especially fecal coliforms) can cause illness. The presence of coliform bacteria in water does not guarantee that drinking the water will cause an illness. However, it does tell you a contamination pathway exists. Drinking water standard requires that no coliform bacteria be present in drinking water.

Featherless Flyer, June, 2017
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 2:22pm

 June is - wildflowers, baby birds, new life - bustin' out all over at Hagerman NWR.

Just click the pdf symbol below to get your copy ot the Featherless Flyer with news of activities and events at the Refuge for June, 2017.

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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 fohphotoclub@gmail.com 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 

Garden Docents Meet July 6
Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 8:26am

Butterfly Garden Docents will meet at HNWR at 10 am on July 6.  On the agenda - butterfly and native plants training, activity reports, and planning for future events.

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 schedule is flexible.

Please use CONTACT for more information.

Outdoor Crew Work Dates
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 9:36am

 If you have been looking for a chance to put in some outdoor time for a good cause, you can join the Outdoor Crew at Hagerman NWR. Cleaning up of brush and barbed wire removal, and clearing of over hanging branches, removing invasive plants are SOP for this bunch.

The Outdoor Crew meets on the FIRST Tuesday and the FOURTH Saturday of each month. Starting May 27, meet at 8 am.  NOTE: There will not be a crew call on Tuesday, July 4. Volunteers are welcome to come when their schedule permits.  Volunteer days are, of course, weather permitting. To join the crew, or for more information, please use CONTACT.

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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Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826