Featherless Flyer
Featherless Flyer, September 2019
Monday, September 2, 2019 at 1:19pm

 In This Edition:

Enjoy our feature article about bird migration by Renny Gehman
A Refuge Update by the Refuge Manager
Up to Date Results for  Weekly On The Wing and the Bird Census
Results are in for the Adopt-A-Nestbox program, another successful year
Don't miss the Event Sheet for September
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Featherless Flyer, August 2019
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 9:07pm

 In this edition:

The flood is over!  Find out about flood recovery efforts, and the steps being taken to prepare for the thousands of migrating geese expected to visit the refuge this fall.
The Plant of the Month is the Rockrose--Pavonia Mallow--Pavonia Lasiopetalia  
Don't miss Birding With Jack and Weekly On the Wing
The annual photography contest is taking submissions until August 31st!
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Featherless Flyer, July 2019
Monday, July 1, 2019 at 3:41pm

In this edition:

Enjoy our feature article about the beautiful, abundant birds this summer: The Painted Bunting.  The butterfly garden is full of butterflies--don't miss the garden walk on July 6th!  Also: an update on the tram fundraiser efforts, and learn about our plant of the month: Red Yucca, Red Hesperaloe.   

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Featherless Flyer, June 2019
Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 12:30pm

In this edition:

The Friends of Hagerman are hosting a Volunteer Fair on June 8th, 9am to 2pm
How to make the most of the refuge while the water is high
The Plant of the Month is the Blackfoot Daisy
Don't miss Birding With Jack and Weekly On the Wing
 
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Featherless Flyer, May, 2019
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 3:15pm

In this edition:

Learn about the history of the Master Naturalist Program, and how you can join them
Not Again:  learn the status of the current flooding
The butterfly census by Laurie Sheppard is back, with a list of the plants blooming now
Coneflower, by Jean Flick, is the Plant of the Month

Your mother will love our Butterfly Walk on Mother's Day, check out the event sheet on page 8 with details of everything going on!
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Featherless Flyer, April 2019
Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 1:17pm

 In this edition:

The Friends of Hagerman were selected as the 2018 Southwest Region Friends of the Year.  Read all about it!
Hagerman NWR is hosting a volunteer fair--find out how you can get involved.
Enjoy two feature articles: Prairie Spiderwort and and article about Firewood and Foraging--both by Laurie Sheppard.
We say goodbye to Gayle Ellis as she retires after over 33 years of service.
Check out the results of the most recent bird survey and print out the schedule of activities for the month. 
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Featherless Flyer, March 2019
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 2:20am

Enjoy our Feature Article about the Hawks at Hagerman and how to identify them.  Read the update about the pair of bald eagles at Hagerman NWR,  and the Bluebird Adopt-A-Nesbox program's kickoff for the season.  Print out the schedule of activities for March--and special activities for Spring Break!

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Featherless Flyer, February, 2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 3:18pm

In this issue:

Find out how the government shutdown affected the refuge, and what is being done to recover from recent flooding.  Read about Lowe's Heroes, and how they helped spruce up a hiking trail, and check out the results of the recent bird census.  Print out event details for February.  There is a lot going on!

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Featherless Flyer, January, 2019
Monday, December 31, 2018 at 3:22pm
In this edition:
Find out how the government shutdown affects the refuge.
Read about the accomplishments of the most recent Bluestem Master Naturalist class.
Chec out the PRINTABLE EVENT SHEET with details about our Second Saturday presentations, programs for children, volunteer opportunities and more!  
Learn about the birds and wildlife that can be found on the refuge in our Birding with Jack section.
 
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Featherless Flyer, December 2018
Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 2:14pm

Read about the many different types of Blackbirds in our area and help us welcome the new work campers!  Also, did you know that our very common Eastern redcedar is really a nickname for our native Juniper Tree?  Enjoy these articles, plenty of wonderful pictures and more--and don't miss the printable event sheet and bird survey on the last page!

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Downloadable Article: Blackbirds Whirling in the Sky by Renny Gehman

Featherless Flyer, November 2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 8:49pm

 In this month's edition: read about the geese heading to the refuge in the thousands! Here we go again: Learn how the current flooding of Lake Texoma compares with past floods, and mark your calendar with all of the events from our printable event sheet.

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Featherless Flyer, October 2018
Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 4:16pm

 *Special Edition* with information about the Monarch Butterflies and American White Pelicans migrating through the refuge in October!  Also--find out about the Refuge Roundup on October 13th and High on the Hawg on November 3rd!  Find out what the refuge staff has been up to and read about the plant of the month: Frostweed. 

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Featherless Flyer, September, 2018
Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 1:59pm

Meet one of the refuge's most generous benefactors: Carlos Araoz, and learn about his latest donation.  Also--the Bluebird Adopt-A-Nestbox results are in, and the numbers are up!

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Featherless Flyer, August 2018
Monday, July 30, 2018 at 7:04pm

Check out our new look and PRINTABLE Event Sheet and Bird List!  Also this month, meet the newly hired maintenance worker: Caleb Derrick and our volunteer of the month: Bonnie Baker.  

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Featherless Flyer, July 2018
Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:08am

Get the latest news and events for July, click the pdf symbol for this month's edition of the Featherless Flyer

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Featherless Flyer, June, 2018
Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 7:34pm

 Youth educators Cindy Steele and Donna Rogers share a wrap of this spring's school field trips in this edition of the Featherless Flyer - plus - learn more about the Early Bird Guided Walk for June, go Birding with Jack, and Test your Tree IQ.  Photo Club plans for July as well as the next Walt Davis Wrokshop are on Page 4, along with our appreciation to the many volunteers at HNWR. Just click the pdf symbol for your copy of this month's Flyer!

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Featherless Flyer, May, 2018
Monday, April 30, 2018 at 3:32pm

Enjoy springtime at Hagerman - check out the many seasonal activities this month and learn about the Junior Wildlife Ranger program, the new Butterfly Census, progress on pollinator habitat restoration and Go Birding with Jack.

For your copy of the Friends' newsletter, just click the pdf symbol!  And - thank you! 

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Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826