Activities
Second Saturday, December 10, 2016

 

Events » December 2016
1
Thu
All Day
We are taking applications for 2017 Adopt a Nest Box, starting December 1 and ending February 1, 2017, or as soon as the 20 boxes for the program have been adopted. See pdf file for details on the... View Details
3
Sat
10:00am – 11:30pm
Each November thousands of geese arrive at the Refuge to spend the winter; learn about their long journey and more at this free nature activity program for ages 4 - 7. Program includes stories, games... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Each November thousands of geese arrive at the Refuge to spend the winter; learn about the long journey they make twice each year, and more at this free nature activity program for ages 8 - 12... View Details
10
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Dr. Mike Keck is back! This time he will tell all about the 'dillo, our only armored mammal. View Details
17
Sat
7:00am – 5:00pm
Birders and bird watchers of all levels of experience are needed for the annual CBC. Coordinator Dr. Wayne Meyer will assign you to a team; you can participate for a half day, (morning only), full... View Details
Tram Tours

All aboard the all-electric Carlos and Eulalia Cardinal Express for a 60 - 90 minute tour along Wildlife Drive at the Refuge.  Free (donations accepted). Guided tours offered  at 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays,  weather permitting.  Call 903 786 2826 for reservations, limited seating.  Standbys accepted on weekends if space permits.  Please note - volunteers cannot access messages on Refuge phone system, to make a reservation or to cancel,  please speak to a volunteer 9 am - 4 pm Monday - Saturday or 1 - 5 pm on Sundays, thank you. And sorry, no dogs other than service animals allowed on board the tram.

 

Federal Holidays

The Visitor Center and Refuge Office are closed on federal holidays, and no official business is conducted; please note that Senior and Access Passes are not available on these dates.   Refuge lands are open daily from sunrise - sunset unless otherwise posted.

Federal Holiday Calendar

  • Holiday
    Official Date
  • New Year's Day
    January 1
  • Inauguration Day
    January 20* (Every 4 years, only in DC, MD, VA)
  • Martin Luther King’s Birthday
    Third Monday in January
  • George Washington's Birthday
    Third Monday in February
  • Memorial Day
    Last Monday in May
  • Independence Day
    July 4
  • Labor Day
    First Monday in September
  • Columbus Day
    Second Monday in October
  • Veterans Day
    November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day
    4th Thursday in November
  • Christmas Day
    December 25

 

Second Saturday Programs

 Second Saturdays  are free nature programs held at the Refuge and are open to the public.  The format is a talk, accompanied by slides, and may include a brief field trip on the Refuge, depending on topic.  Presenters are experts in the presentation topic and are drawn from area colleges, nature organizations and professionals in the field of wildlife/biology.

 

Second Saturdays at Hagerman NWR evolved after the second Red River Valley Birding and Nature Festival,  held in December, 2006.  A group of speakers had been identifed to serve as faculty for the first two festivals, giving the program committee a good starting point.  Click here for a list of all Second Saturday programs held from the beginning, April, 2007, through December, 2015, and a huge thank you to all these volunteer presenters through the years!

NOTE!!  Second Saturday for Youth has been discontinued in favor of Youth FIRST, meeting the first Saturday, February - June, and August - December.

Geese At Hagerman NWR

November - February - Trips to Hagerman NWR to see the huge flock of wintering geese are an annual holiday tradition for many visitors. Please stop by the Visitor Center for information and visitor services such as maps,  free wildlife guides and binoculars-for-loan.

Shorebird Migration at Hagerman NWR

Mid-March - mid-May and mid-August - late October are times to view the Central Flyway shorebird migration at the Refuge.  Each spring many thousands of shorebirds pass through,  on their way to breeding grounds in the northern US, Canada or the high Arctic.  They are back again in the fall, on their way to the tropics or even South America, to spend the winter.  The Refuge offers wetlands for resting and re-fueling.  Shorebirds can be a challenge to identify; literature and field guides are available at the Visitor Center.

Seasons of Wildlife at Hagerman NWR

 Click for more on the seasons of wildlife at the Refuge, 

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