Activities

 

Events » December 2014
6
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Get your goose on at this fun nature program. Stories, games, and crafts. Parents or responsible adult must accompany youngsters in this age group. Please register each child separately, and let us... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Why do geese fly in a V formation? Get your goose on at this program about the thousands of geese that migrate to Hagerman NWR for the winter.Free nature program, please register each child... View Details
13
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Jason Hardin Upland Game Specialist with Texas Parks and Wildlife will speak on the status of quail in North Texas and the restoration efforts. View Details
20
Sat
7:00am – 5:00pm
Join in and help count in the Hagerman Circle for the 115th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count! Led by Dr. Wayne Meyer. Each person assigned to a team; experience not necessary; we need spotters as... View Details
7:00am – 5:00pm
Any bird feeders within the count circle can be included in the tally for the Christmas Bird Count. If you prefer, you can register to be a feeder watcher, if you live in one of these communities... View Details
25
Thu
All Day
Refuge Office and Visitor Center closed for Christmas Day, Dec. 25. Refuge lands open daily, sunrise - sunset. View Details
26
Fri
All Day
The Refuge Office will be closed for the Christmas Weekend, Dec. 25 - 28. This means no Senior Passes, Access Passes or other official business available. The Visitor Center will be closed Christmas... View Details
27
Sat
All Day
The Refuge Office will be closed for the Christmas Weekend, Dec. 25 - 28. This means no Senior Passes, Access Passes or other official business available. The Visitor Center will be closed Christmas... View Details
28
Sun
All Day
The Refuge Office will be closed for the Christmas Weekend, Dec. 25 - 28. This means no Senior Passes, Access Passes or other official business available. The Visitor Center will be closed Christmas... View Details
Webinar- Monarch Biology

 Please mark your calendars for the first in a series of webinars on all aspects of 

Monarch Conservation 
brought to you by
Monarch Joint Venture and the National Conservation Training Center
 
Monarch Biology & Conservation Basics
Presented by Karen Oberhauser, Monarch Joint Venture, University of Minnesota
 
You can attend! Wednesday, December 17 at
Hagerman NWR 1:00 pm (Central time).

Intended Audience: Monarch JV partners including State and Federal agencies, Non-governmental organizations and Landscape Conservation Cooperatives
 
Contact us for more information.
 
Federal Holidays

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..

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

 

Hagerman NWR is a good place to bring the family, or a group.

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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