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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 12 - 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!

NOTE!!  Second Saturday for Youth, begun in 2009, has morphed into The Refuge Rocks, meeting on the THIRD Saturday of each month, January through November. Please see Hagerman Youth for more info.

Events » October 2018
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Thu
10:00am – 11:30am
Garden Docents monthly meeting; visitors are welcome to come and learn more about volunteering in this enjoyable program! The agenda includes reports on past activities, educational topics, and... View Details
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Sat
10:00am – 12:00pm
Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Come on your own or bring the family. Garden docents will be on hand to help you identify the Texas native plants and... View Details
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Sat
8:00am – 9:30am
Dr. Wayne Meyer will lead the October Early Bird walk, weather permitting. Meet at the Visitor Center. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Return in time for the Second Saturday program. View Details
8:00am – 2:00pm
Special Event: The Refuge Roundup! Celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week Saturday, October 13th, 8:00am to 2:00pm Since Theodore Roosevelt established the first national wildlife refuge in 1903... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Hagerman NWr is know for the large population of wintering geese, but geese are just one of the many waterfowl that can be seen here.Dr. Wayne Meyer, Associate Professor of Biology at Austin College... View Details
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Sun
3:00pm – 4:00pm
What is the real cost of water? Who owns the surface water and/or the groundwater in Texas? How does living in a Ground Water Conservation District affect the water rights of citizens residing in its... View Details
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Sat
10:00am – 11:30pm
"Camo"! How do colors, spots and stripes help nature's critters hide or hunt successfully? Learn more about camouflage at our nature activity program this month. Parent pr other responsible adults... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
"Camo"! Camouflage helps animals hunt or hide successfully. Learn ways nature helps conceal critters, whether by color, pattern, mimicry or?? at our free nature activity program this month. Please... 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. Garden docents will be on hand to help you identify the Texas native plants and... View Details
Tram Tours

TRAM TOURS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!!  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, 

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Garden Docents Meeting
Saturday, September 1, 2018, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Garden Docents monthly meeting; visitors are welcome to come and learn more about volunteering in this enjoyable program! The educational topic for this meeting will be Butterfly Rhythms: Butterfly Population Patterns Through the Year presented by Dale Clark. Bring a brown bag lunch and come learn more about native plants and butterflies.
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