Activities
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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 » August 2019
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Thu
10:00am – 12:00pm
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
3
Sat
9:00am – 11:00am
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
10
Sat
10:00am – 12:00pm
Dr. Ian Thompson, Registered Professional Archaeologist, will be presenting a talk on Ethnobotany. Dr. Thompson and his wife Amy manage the Nan Awaya Heritage Homestead, a bison ranch dedicated to... View Details
11:00am – 1:00pm
Immediately following the Second Saturday program, Wil House will be demonstrating a method of making arrowheads from flint. It will be done outside the Visitor Center so audience will need to dress... View Details
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Sun
2:00pm – 4:00pm
"The Biology, Behaviors, and Integrated Pest Management of the Emerald Ash Borer" presented by David Parsons. The Emerald Ash Borer is one of the most significant invasive insects since the... View Details
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Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
"Busy as a Beaver and Overworking Otters" Even though beavers and river otters live in the same sort of habitats, they are completely different animals. They have very different bodies, different... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
"Busy as a Beaver and Overworking Otters" Even though beavers and river otters live in the same sort of habitats, they are completely different animals. They have very different bodies, different... 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