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 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 » February 2018
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Sat
10:00am – 12:00pm
This event is a continuation of Begin to Bird, Part I. Register for Part I; it is not necessary to register again. View Details
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Sun
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Resolve to get involved at Hagerman NWR in 2018. Here is your chance to learn about the various volunteer opportunities offered by the Friends of Hagerman and the Refuge. Meet some of our current... View Details
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Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Paul Balkenbush, deputy manager of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, will present a program on Second Saturday entitled “Denison Dam – The Story of Lake Texoma from Conception to Today.” Come join... View Details
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Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Just Ducks! Ducks can fly, swim, waddle! Some can dive while others just dabble. We have many folk sayings related to ducks - water off a duck's back - if it walks like a duck, and more! Learn more... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Just Ducks! Ducks can fly, swim, waddle! Some can dive while others just dabble. We have many folk sayings related to ducks - water off a duck's back - if it walks like a duck, and more! Learn more... View Details
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Tue
12:45pm – 2:00pm
Our first webinar of the year will start with a big picture perspective on monarch conservation by Monarch Joint Venture Coordinator, Wendy Caldwell. Wendy will describe the conservation goals for... 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 10 am on Saturdays, 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 » September 2018
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Sat
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Love butterflies? Curious about some of their behaviors? Then mark your calendars so you won't miss this special opportunity to hear Dale Clark, co-founder of the Dallas Lepidopterist Society, speak... View Details
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Garden Docents monthly meeting; visitors are welcome to come and learn more about volunteering in this enjoyable program! The educational topic for this meeting will be Butterfly Rhythms: Butterfly... View Details
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Sat
8:00am – 9:30am
Master Naturalist Jack Chiles will lead the Early Bird walk for September, weather permitting. Meet at the Visitor Center. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Return in time for the Second Saturday... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Loriann Garcia, Assistant Professor of Biology at Austin College, will speak about Plant and Insect Relationships. All are welcome to attend this free program. View Details
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Sat
8:00am – 11:00am
Join the FOH Photo Club for a photo shoot on September 15, 2018. Our targets will be dragonflies! Bring your camera, tripod, and water. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Who lives in a pond? Fish, frogs, dragonflies, ducks and more! Learn about a pond ecosystem through games, stories and crafts. Parents are asked to accompany children in this age group. Please... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Who lives in a pond? Beyond fish, frogs and duck there is POND SCUM!! View the smallest creatures/plants in a microscope and learn about a pond ecosystem this month! Please register each child... View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Irwin Lightstone will present on "Macro Photography". His photographic work has won numerous awards and is often featured in the Cactus and Succulent Journal. In his work, Irwin often combines... 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