Activities
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Second Saturday Programs

 Second Saturdays  are free nature programs 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 11 - adult.  Presenters are experts in the presentation topic and are drawn from area colleges, nature organizations and professionals in the field of wildlife/biology.

Events » February 2020
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Sat
10:00am – 11:30pm
Bluebirds with Kathy Whaley View Details
11:30am
In 2020 HNWR will continue to expand it's natural science education effort through the collection of insects on the refuge. The insects will be added to an ongoing curation and exhibition program... View Details
14
Fri
All Day
We love birds - you love birds. So it's fitting that the 2020 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) begins on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2020, and continues through Monday, February 17. In newsletters... View Details
9:00am – 11:30am
Wildlife Exemption: Michael Elliott from the Grayson Central Appraisal District will present a program on how to negotiate and maintain a wildlife exemption. Registration is required:... View Details
15
Sat
All Day
We love birds - you love birds. So it's fitting that the 2020 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) begins on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2020, and continues through Monday, February 17. In newsletters... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Backyard Birding - all ages meet at the Visitor Center. Learn how to identify the birds in your own backyard! Enjoy crafts, games and story time. Please register at this location:... View Details
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Sun
All Day
We love birds - you love birds. So it's fitting that the 2020 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) begins on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2020, and continues through Monday, February 17. In newsletters... View Details
17
Mon
All Day
We love birds - you love birds. So it's fitting that the 2020 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) begins on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2020, and continues through Monday, February 17. In newsletters... View Details
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