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Events » June 2019
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Sat
All Day
If you enjoy nature and would like to help others learn about our earth and why we need to work toward preserving our planet, consider becoming a Master Naturalist. A program for new trainees begins... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
*Special Refuge Rocks Event* Calling all kids! "Let's Go Fishin'" on Saturday, June 1, 2019, with Hagerman NWR staff and volunteers. This special Refuge Rocks event date coincides with the Texas Free... View Details
10:00am – 12:00pm
Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Come on your own or bring the family. Every first, third and fifth Saturday, Garden docents will be on hand to help... View Details
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Tue
9:00am – 12:00pm
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... View Details
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Sat
8:00am – 10:00pm
Master Naturalist Jack Chiles will lead our early bird walk, weather permitting. Meet at the Visitor Center. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Return in time for the Second Saturday program. Free and... View Details
9:00am – 2:00pm
Hagerman NWR has critical volunteer needs for people interested in mowing, outdoor work, Visitor Center and Nature Nook service. We have many other committees that could use your expertise, too! Come... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
The Painted Bunting is a very unusual bird. It is the smallest species that retains female-like plumage into the second year, when males are old enough to breed. Since small birds typically only live... View Details
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Wed
7:45am – 4:15pm
Come Explore The Wild Side Of Nature! Take a walk on the wild side and spend the day learning about Birds, Butterflies, Fish, Fossils, Nature Art, Ponds, Prairies, and Water Cycles. Sponsored by the... View Details
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Sat
9:30am – 11:30am
Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Come on your own or bring the family. Every first, third and fifth Saturday, Garden docents will be on hand to help... View Details
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Sat
9:00am – 12:00pm
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... View Details
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Sat
9:30am – 11:30am
Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Come on your own or bring the family. Every first, third and fifth Saturday, Garden docents will be on hand to help... 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. Enjoy learning about the history of the displaced town of Hagerman while watching for wildlife.  Lots of stops for bird-watching and photography.  Free (donations accepted). Guided tours are offered at 2:00PM on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting.  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.

 

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