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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; programs are geared to the interest level age 11 - adult.  Presenters are experts in the presentation topic and are drawn from area colleges, nature organizations and professionals in the field of wildlife/biology.

Click here for a list of all Second Saturday programs held from the beginning, April, 2007, through December, 2017, and a huge thank you to all these volunteer presenters through the years!

Events » April 2019
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Tue
9:00am – 12:00pm
Show your love for nature! Join the Outdoor Crew at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, sprucing up trails, trimming and removing brush, trash and general cleanup! The Outdoor Crew meets on the First... View Details
6
Sat
10:00am – 4:00pm
Walt Davis is leading a workshop on April 6, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a focus on insects. Cost is $35 per person and class size is limited. Sign up today! View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Do you love butterflies and native plants? Do you enjoy being outdoors and meeting new people? If so, then consider joining a group of volunteers who serve as docents in the Butterfly Garden at... View Details
10:00am – 12:00pm
Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Come on your own or bring the family. Every first, third and fifth Saturday, Garden docents will be on hand to help... View Details
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Sat
9:00am – 2:00pm
Hagerman NWR has critical volunteer needs for people interested in mowing, outdoor work, Visitor Center and Nature Nook service. We have many other committees that could use your expertise, too! Come... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Jessica Healy from Austin College will discuss the the basic biology of feral hogs, and how that plays into their spread as an invasive species. She'll also cover how they interact with their... View Details
14
Sun
2:00pm – 4:00pm
What exactly is the organism called golden algae? How did this microscopic invader end up in Lake Texoma? These questions and more will be discussed, along with accounts of fish kills and research... View Details
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Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
"Sustainable Saturday" Have you ever thought about ways you can help protect the Earth? We are celebrating Earth Day 2019 a couple of days early during our April Refuge Rocks program. Come out to the... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
"Sustainable Saturday" Have you ever thought about ways you can help protect the Earth? We are celebrating Earth Day 2019 a couple of days early during our April Refuge Rocks program. Come out to the... View Details
10:00am – 12:00pm
Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Come on your own or bring the family. Every first, third and fifth Saturday, Garden docents will be on hand to help... View Details
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Sat
9:00am – 12:00pm
Show your love for nature! Join the Outdoor Crew at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, sprucing up trails, trimming and removing brush, trash and general cleanup! The Outdoor Crew meets on the First... View Details
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Join us for the free nature journal club meeting. Topic to be announced but bring your sketch pads, pencils and watercolors. View Details
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Sun
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Have you ever wondered what native wildlife species pass through your backyard, what they are doing, or what time of day they are most active? As backyard biologists, we can find out with our own... 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 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting.  Call 903 786 2826 for reservations since seating is limited.  Standbys are accepted, if space permits.  Tours are recommended for age 6 - adult.  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 are allowed on board the tram.

 

Hagerman Youth

 Check out nature activities for youth at Hagerman Youth.

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.

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.

Seasons of Wildlife at Hagerman NWR

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

Slide Show Photo Credits

Photos are selected entries from the 2017 HNWR Nature Photography Contest

Liftoff, by Alan Daniel

Sunrise Song, by Jeff Gladden

Encounter with Wildlife, by Carl Hill

Showing My Colors, by Mike Sweatt

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