The Friends of Hagerman Nature Photography Club promotes interest in Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and encourages preservation of wildlife and habitats by supporting, assisting and educating nature photographers of all levels.
The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Friends of Hagerman is set for 2 pm, Sunday, March 20. All Friends members and interested persons are invited to celebrate the organization's accomplishments over the past year, hear a report on the Refuge, and elect directors.
A special exhibit is planned for the event. Photographers of the Month since the program began in 2008 have been invited to submit a photo print taken at the Refuge; these will hang in the Visitor Center Meeting Room through May 1.
Photographers of the Month attending the meeting will be recognized and there will be refreshments and social hour following the meeting.
The Friends of Hagerman Nature Photo Club meets bimonthly at Hagerman NWR for a technical program and photo sharing. The club is open to anyone interested in nature photograph, regardless of experience or type of equipment. Visitors are welcome; for those who wish to join, dues are just $5 per year, however, membership in the Friends of Hagerman NWR is required.
The Nature Photo Club sponsors the Photographer of the Month program, photo shoots on the Refuge, and an annual Refuge photo contest. Club members also participate in photography projects on behalf of the Friends and the Refuge.
Winning entries in the 2015 Nature Photography Contest were announced at Second Saturday, 10 am, September 12, and awards presented. See Contest Winners for winning photo entries. Thanks to the judges for 2015, Rick Cantu, Skip Hill and Bert Garcia, and to all who entered this year's competition - so many wonderful photos!
If you enjoy taking photos at Hagerman NWR, you might be named Photographer of the Month. Just click to learn more.