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Special Event - Refuge Roundup
Saturday, October 19, 2019, All Day
- Start this special day by joining Master Naturalist Jack Chiles for a Guided Bird Walk to learn about the birds that inhabit the Refuge. Meet in the Visitor Center parking lot at 8 a.m..
- See five birds of prey from the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center on the patio of the Visitor Center from 10:00-1:00pm. Questions and photographers welcome! The raptors will include hawks, owls, kites, and a falcon.
- Garden Docents will be available in the Butterfly Garden from 12 - 2 p.m. to help identify native plants and butterfly species common to the Refuge. Also, attend a Monarch Tagging Demonstration, and let the kids enjoy making a nature craft!
- The Refuge Rocks: Along Came A Spider, Ages 4-6 and 7-10, 10:00-11:30am in the Visitor Center (details below)
- Native Plants from the Butterfly Garden will be available for sale in the parking lot from 9 a.m. until 12 noon (or until all the plants are sold).
- Look through the displays at our Volunteer Fair in the Visitor Center. Find your areas of interest and sign up to help at the Refuge. 9:00-2:00.
- Tour the Refuge on the 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. Guided tours will be offered at 10am and 2 p.m. Seating is limited: please call (903)786-2826 between 9:00am and 4:00pm, Mon-Sat, for reservations.
- Join us for lunch in the FOH Building from 12:00-1:00 at Refuge Roundup. $2.50 for a hot dog, chips, cookies, and bottle of water. All proceeds go toward our purchase of a new tram.
- Dale Adkins is known for his illustrations of the Louis L'Amour western novels, as well as his western, native American, famous faces, aviation, classic cars, and wildlife art. Come talk to Dale as he paints an original work outside the Visitor Center at the Refuge Roundup!-
- Much More!!!- Much More!!!
Tram Tours: Come See the Geese!

Guided tours are offered at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. Enjoy a 60 -  90 minute tour along Wildlife Drive at the Refuge. Learn about the history of the displaced town of Hagerman while watching for wildlife.  Lots of stops for bird-watching and photography.  Free (donations accepted). 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.

 

Early Bird Guided Walk - Second Saturdays

Master Naturalist Jack Chiles will lead our early bird walk, weather permitting. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Meet at 8:00 AM at the Visitor Center, return in time for the Second Saturday program.  Free and open to the public.

Calling All Gardeners: Volunteers Needed to help with Butterfly Garden

 Love to work in the garden?  Come and help us add plants, weed and mulch our beautiful butterfly garden. Join our team that is on call for Wednesday morning gardening.  Provide own tools and gloves. Minimum age 18, or 16 if accompanied by parent/volunteer.  Garden volunteers get first dibs on thinned plants as well as access to seeds and cuttings for propagation.  Email for dates, times and details: friendsofhagerman@gmail.com

Outdoor Crew

 Do you enjoy working outside, mowing, sprucing up hiking trails, trimming and removing brush and general cleanup? Join the Outdoor Crew at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. The Outdoor Crew meets on the First Tuesday and Fourth Saturday of every month. Please email friendsofhagerman@gmail.com for details and to join our team. Scouts welcome!

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