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All Events: Calendar View


All events are FREE and open to the public: funded by Donations and powered by Volunteers.

The Little Sit

Join Us for our Sunrise Bird Count

Come and enjoy the beautiful sunrise over Lake Texoma while learning how to identify the birds of North Texas! Modeled after Cornell's national "Big Sit" event, a group of dedicated birders invite you to join them at sunrise to perform a bird count as multiple species fly to the water to feed. They meet on the water's edge at H-Pad at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge on the 

First Saturday of every month.

Photo by Pam Rendall-Bass

This event begins 30 minutes before sunrise and lasts a couple of hours, but all are welcome to come and go as they please. Participants are advised to bring a chair, binoculars and water. 

Registration and More Information


Early Bird Walk with Jack Chiles

Master Naturalist Jack Chiles will lead our Early Bird Walk, weather permitting. Meet at the Visitor Center for a slow-paced walk along Harris Creek Trail, and return in time for the Second Saturday program.  Bring binoculars or borrow ours.  

Dates and Times and Registration

Photo of a Prothonotary Warbler by Jack Chiles. 


Second Saturday

The Friends of Hagerman host a speaker for a nature presentation on the Second Saturday of each month.  Topics vary every month, but always have relevance for people who love the refuge.

Dates, Topics and Registration


The Refuge Rocks! 

Every month the refuge sponsors an 90 minute program for children.  Parents are welcome but not required to stay for the program. Children will learn about nature while doing crafts and other fun activities. 

Dates, Topics and Registration  (Registration Required)


Take a Tour on the Wildlife Explorer!

Enjoy a ninety minute tram tour of Wildlife Drive aboard our open-air Wildlife Explorer.  Learn about the fascinating history of the displaced town of Hagerman while watching for an abundance of wildlife.

Dates, Times and Registration  

Registration recommended, standbys welcome as space permits.


Self-Guided Auto Tour

The Audio Auto Tour Route takes you on an exciting journey through historic sites of the refuge.  Along the way you will visit the old town of Hagerman, wildlife food plots, managed wetlands, prairies, and scenic Lake Texoma.  At each stop our virtual interpreter will tell you about the history of Hagerman, wildlife, habitats, refuge management activities, and the work of many volunteers that help keep this refuge in tip top shape. 


Click here for the Audio Files

Self-Guided Activity: Virtual Cache Hunting

What is a Cache?

Pronounced cash.  It is a hiding place/location for items.

Geocaching?

Geocaching is a game that you can participate in to find a hidden box.  When found you can exchange an item in the box for your own.  Because of the potentially destructive nature of the game, parks and refuges do not allow physical caches on their lands.  To solve this problem, Hagerman is allowing virtual cache hunting.

What is a Virtual Cache?

Virtual caches are more like points of interest.  A location that may show a particular event, item, or interesting destination.


Give it a try!

Created by Roberto Garza


Annual Nature Photo Contest 

Every year in September, the Friends of Hagerman Photo Club sponsor a nature-themed photo contest.  For a small fee per photo, photographers may enter as many photos as they wish. 

All photographers are invited to participate in the contest, regardless of age or skill level.  Divisions include Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced: all photographers, including youth, are welcome!

More Information, Entry Instructions

Photo:  2022 Best In Show

WILDFLOWERS

by Murali Hanabe


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Events and activities hosted by the Friends of Hagerman are funded by donations and powered solely by volunteers.  There are no fees for admission to the refuge or parking; the refuge is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year, drive on any road unless gated.

6465 Refuge Road

Sherman, TX 75092

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Kroger: Stop by the customer service desk at Kroger and link your Kroger Card to the Friends of Hagerman: the Friends will get rewards for every dollar you spend, at no cost to you.

Please add friendsofhagerman@gmail.com to your contacts to ensure delivery of registration confirmations, account information and the Featherless Flyer

Special thanks to Nancy Miller for the amazing photo of the Visitor Center 

See you at the refuge!

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