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Events » July 2018
4
Wed
All Day
The Refuge Office and Visitor Center at Hagerman NWR will be closed on Wed., July 4, 2018. Regular hours resume July 5. Refuge lands are open daily from sunrise to sunset. View Details
7
Sat
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Garden Docents meet monthly to train fro identifying butterflies and native Texas plants, as well as plan for tours and other garden events. the program for July will be the video, Sex, Lies and... View Details
14
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
According to National Geographic, the prehistoric-looking alligator snapping turtle is the largest freshwater turtle in North America and among the largest in the world. With its spiked shell... View Details
21
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
What has six legs, compound eyes, three body parts and loves to sing, dance and fly? You guessed it...BUGS! Join us on Saturday, July 21 to learn about these amazing creatures. Refuge Rocks is a free... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
What has six legs, compound eyes, three body parts and loves to sing, dance and fly? You guessed it...BUGS! Join us on Saturday, July 21 to learn about these amazing creatures. Refuge Rocks is a free... View Details
28
Sat
8:00am – 10:00am
Spend the morning with your children and grandchildren improving the wildlife habitats along the hiking trails at Hagerman NWR by removing refuse. Cans, bottles, fishing line and other debris along... View Details
10:00am – 4:00pm
Walt's next workshop will focus on wildflowers, with a morning of sketching and afternoon spent with watercolors. See instructor bio, attached; supply list will be emailed to those who register. As... 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