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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 2017
10:00am – 11:30am
Among frog species, tremendous variation exists in reproduction and development. Dr. Michael Keck, Professor of Biology at Grayson College, will discuss the typical reproductive patterns of frogs... View Details
All Day
No program this month; watch for January, 2018 details! View Details
7:00am – 5:00pm
Annual Christmas Bird Count for the Hagerman Circle. Meet at the Visitor Center at 7 am; you will be assigned to a team. You may volunteer for half day or all day. Bring binoculars, water snacks;... View Details
8:00am – 10:00pm
the Friends of Hagerman Nature photography Club is sponsoring a group photo shoot: Shooting Geese (Cameras Only, Please!) - December 16 at 8 a.m. - Meet at the Visitor Center and dress for the... 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 » January 2019
10:00am – 11:30am
Program cancelled due to government shutdown. We hope to reschedule. Dr Ian Thompson will be talking about “Ethnobotany” and how the Choctaws are dealing with environmental issues. View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. Winter at the Refuge - Calling all Nature Detectives! Come discover what’s happening on the refuge in winter! The refuge is full of activity... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. Calling all Nature Detectives! Come discover what’s happening on the refuge in winter! The refuge is full of activity during the cold days of... View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
*MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN* Come listen to our resident expert, Jack Chiles, show and tell us where to take the best photographs of our favorite subjects at Hagerman... View Details
FOH Photo Club has received a special use permit to photograph the Lunar Eclipse. As always, watch the weather forecast. We will meet up at the Visitor Center. Grab your camera, tripod,chair, coffee... View Details
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Join us for a Nature Journal Club meeting. Maribeth Jaeger may present on a topic to be announced soon. Bring your nature journal and media! 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