Events » September 2014
10:00am – 11:30am
Sorry, class is full; please register for October session and thank you. Learn about the various creatures that make their home in a pond - fish, frogs, turtles and more. Stories, games, crafts with... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Let's go on a Microbiology Safari - Learn about a pond system - AND investigate pond critters that you can only see with a microscope. Hands on nature activities. View Details
Ends at 4:00pm
Procrastinators' Special!! This is the "new" last date for entering the 5th Annual HNWR Nature Photography Contest. See Rules and Entry Form for details.. View Details
8:00am – 9:30am
Meet Master Naturalist Jack Chiles at the Visitor Center at 8 am for a guided bird walk at the Refuge. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Cameras welcome. Dress for trail walking. Event will be held... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Hear Dr. Wayne Meyer, Associate Professor of Biology at Austin College, on Extinct Birds. In the last 500 years nearly 200 bird species have become extinct. Learn which ones, why scientists believe... View Details
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Watch for details - club meets bimonthly and is open to anyone interested in nature photography. Visitors may attend free of charge - there are nominal dues for membership. Meet in Audio/Visual... View Details
Federal Holidays, 2014

The Refuge Office is closed on federal holidays, and no official business is conducted; please note that Senior and Access Passes are not available on these dates.  The Visitor Center is open from 10 am - 3 pm on all holidays except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.  Refuge lands are open daily from sunrise - sunset unless otherwise posted..

Date Holiday
Wednesday, January 1 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 20 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 17 * Washington’s Birthday
Monday, May 26 Memorial Day
Friday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 1 Labor Day
Monday, October 13 Columbus Day
Tuesday, November 11 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 27 Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, December 25 Christmas Day
Hagerman NWR is a good place to bring the family, or a group.


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 May, 2014, 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, 2014.

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