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Refuge Rocks Ages 4-6
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 10:00am – 11:30am
"Coyotes Are Having a Howling Good Time"

At first glance, you might think a coyote is your neighbor's dog running down the street. It might not be a dog. Coyotes are often mistaken for dogs. They have a long bushy tail, long pointed ears, and a narrow pointy face. Their fur is usually light brown or grayish with a white belly. So, it's easy to mistake them for a dog. We are talking about a wild dog that can be found almost anywhere. But don't get too close, this dog is neither tame nor friendly. But there's no mistaking a coyote when you hear them howling in the night as they call to their family members. Coyotes have adapted to living in all types of environments. Join us at our Refuge Rocks program as we enter coyote territory. Come out to the Refuge to learn about our resident howlers. We'll have a howling good time learning about coyotes while making fun crafts and participating in games and activities. Come join us on September 21 for a free class to learn all about our resident coyotes. To sign up - call the refuge at (903) 786-2826 or sign up on the web at
Tram Tours

All aboard the all-electric Carlos and Eulalia Cardinal Express for a 60 – 90 minute tour along Wildlife Drive at the Refuge. Enjoy learning about the history of the displaced town of Hagerman while watching for wildlife.  Lots of stops for bird-watching and photography.  Free (donations accepted). Guided tours are offered at 2:00PM on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting.  Seating is limited: please call (903)786-2826 between 9:00AM  and 4:00PM, Mon-Sat, for reservations  Standbys are accepted if space permits.  Tours are recommended for age 6-adult.


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