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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 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.

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!

Events » March 2018
3
Sat
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Bring a brown bag lunch and learn more about the garden docent program at Hagerman NWR. Visitors welcome. View Details
10
Sat
8:00am – 9:30am
Master Naturalist Jack Chiles will lead our first Early Bird walk for 2018, 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
The bluebird carries the sky on his back. - Henry David Thoreau, Journal, April 3, 1852 Learn more about the Bluebird at this presentation by Dr. Wayne Meyer, Associate Professor of Biology, Austin... View Details
13
Tue
10:00am – 3:00pm
Head on out to the Refuge for Spring Break fun for youngsters and their families! Free - no registration needed, EXCEPT, please call for reservations for Tram Tour, 903 786 2826. View Details
14
Wed
10:00am – 3:00pm
Head on out to the Refuge for Spring Break fun for youngsters and their families! Free - no registration needed, EXCEPT, please call for reservations for Tram Tour, 903 786 2826. View Details
15
Thu
10:00am – 3:00pm
Head on out to the Refuge for Spring Break fun for youngsters and their families! Free - no registration needed, EXCEPT, please call for reservations for Tram Tour, 903 786 2826. View Details
16
Fri
10:00am – 3:00pm
Head on out to the Refuge for Spring Break fun for youngsters and their families! Free - no registration needed, EXCEPT, please call for reservations for Tram Tour, 903 786 2826. View Details
10:00am – 12:00pm
Head on out to the Refuge for Spring Break fun for youngsters and their families! Free - no registration needed, EXCEPT, please call for reservations for Tram Tour, 903 786 2826. View Details
17
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Turn Green! It's Spring-time! New plants are pushing up and sprouting buds and leaves. Learn more about how plants grow at our free nature activities program for youngsters Please register - online... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Turn Green! It's Spring-time! New plants are pushing up and sprouting buds and leaves. Learn more about how plants grow at our free nature activities program for youngsters Please register - online... View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Speaker Russell Graves, topic TBA. View Details
24
Sat
10:00am – 4:00pm
Join us for another Walt Davis Workshop! Participants will help choose the topic for the workshop, see attached file. Spend the morning indoors with instruction and the afternoon sketching outdoors... View Details
25
Sun
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Members of the Friends of Hagerman, as well as anyone interested in the organization, is invited to the annual meeting. Hear reports for 2017 accomplishments, State of the Refuge address by Refuge... 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 » March 2019
9
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Learn about shorebirds at the March Second Saturday. Dr. Wayne Meyer will talk about what makes a bird a shorebird and what makes a refuge a good place for them. Learn about their migrations, their... View Details
12
Tue
10:00am – 11:30am
Put the "Wild" in Wildlife! Make a bird bath 10-11:30 Take a tram ride 1:00 View Details
14
Thu
10:00am – 11:30am
Put the "Wild" in Wildlife! Make a bee lodge 10-11:30 Take a tram ride 1:00 View Details
16
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
"A Home for the Bluebirds" Have you ever seen a bright blue bird flying in the air? That was probably a beautiful bluebird. Eastern bluebirds visit Hagerman every spring and summer and there are many... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
"A Home for the Bluebirds" Have you ever seen a bright blue bird flying in the air? That was probably a beautiful bluebird. Eastern bluebirds visit Hagerman every spring and summer and there are many... View Details
30
Sat
10:00am – 12:00pm
The Friends of Hagerman annual meeting will be held on March 30, 2019 at 10 a.m. in the Visitor Center meeting room. Come hear what the Friends have accomplished over the last year. Kathy Whaley will... 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