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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 » December 2018
All Day
Help the plight of the Eastern Bluebird while learning all about their nesting habits! For a small donation of $35, your adopted nestbox will have your name on it and you’ll receive an email every... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
All snakes are not "bad" snakes! Dr. Michael Keck, Biology Professor at Grayson College will present on Non-venomous Snakes of our area. View Details
We will meet on the front deck of the Visitor Center to watch and photograph the Geminid meteor shower. Bring your camera, tripod and warm clothes. Or, you may bring a telescope, if you prefer. Come... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
No program in December; watch for January, 2019 details! 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, 

Events » November 2018
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Back again! Friend-and-FUNd-Raiser Dinner and Silent Auction. Delicious BBQ Hawg and all the trimmings. Bid on Disney Tickets and other fantastic items in our Silent Auction. Enjoy the music of Greg... View Details
8:00am – 9:30am
Join us for the last guided Early Bird Walk of the year, weather permitting. Meet at the Visitor Center. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Return in time for Second Saturday. View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Dr. Tim Patton, professor of Fisheries and Wildlife Science at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, will be the speaker this month, with a presentation on "Fish".Black bass, sand bass, small mouth... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
"Call of the Wild" Can you howl like a coyote or whistle like a woodchuck? Learn about sounds and communications of animals at this month's Refuge Rocks. We will be learning while we are having fun... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
"Call of the Wild" Can you howl like a coyote or whistle like a woodchuck? Learn about sounds and communications of animals at this month's Refuge Rocks. We will be learning while we are having fun... View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
2018 Nature Photo Contest Winners announced. Frank Richards will present on "Leading the Eye". Sharing theme is three of your favorite photos (ducks, reptiles, whatever). Come join us! View Details
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