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of wildlife, nature, and the Refuge.
Many, many thanks to all who came out for wild hog BBQ on November 5, and to the Refuge Staff, workampers and volunteers who worked together to make the event our biggest yet! Thanks also to The Backroads Band and to the band sponsors, American Bank of Texas and Landmark Bank!
Check out coming events.
Whether you prefer a guided walk along a Refuge trail or an educational talk, whether you are adult or youth, the Friends have a program or activity for you.
Enjoy photography? Visit the Gallery for Refuge photos and news of photo activities.
Interested in hunting, fishing, or boating? See announcements, opportunities and regulations under Refuge.
Photo by Monica Muil
Tram Tours are back! Tours are set for 2 pm each Saturday and Sunday, weather and lake level permitting. Driver/guide points out and identifies wildlife during the 90 minute trip. Call 903 786 2826 for information about and/or reservations aboard the Carlos & Eulalia Cardinal Express Tour of Wildlife Drive. Please call during Nature Nook hours and do not leave messages in Voicemail as volunteers cannot access them.Tours are free of charge; donations are accepted for the maintenance fund. AND - Thanks to Niks Audio, Sherman, for complimentary repair and replacement of microphone for the tram sound system!
NOTE!! Additional tours set for Friday, November 25 - 10 am and 2 pm, and Saturday, November 26, 10 am in addition to the regularly scheduled 2 pm tour. All - weather permitting! Get your reservations soon for the hoilday weekend.
Hundreds of youngsters have enjoyed school field trips to Hagerman NWR. We will be happy to help plan a field trip for your school!
Want to get involved?
Friends maintain and monitor the three Bluebird trails at the Refuge.
Friends operate the Nature Nook book and gift shop in the Visitor Center. The Friends of Hagerman Nature Nook, offering books and gifts, is located in the Visitor Center at the Refuge; hours are 9 am - 4 pm, Monday - Saturday, and 1 - 5 pm Sunday. Closed on federal holidays. Field guides, nature-themed T's, hats and caps, handmade jewelry, bird houses, collectibles, activities and gifts for children, coffee mugs and more!
Friends maintain the Butterfly Garden. Please visit the garden, across the parking lot from the Visitor Center. See Butterfly Garden for details and how you can help! (Photo by Jesus Moreno)
Friends organize field trips, talks, activities and programs for all ages.
Volunteers are always welcome! Just let us know your interests.