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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
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