Welcome to the Friends of Hagerman
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of wildlife, nature, and the Refuge.

Celebrating Seventy Years


Photo by Monica Muil

Refuge Activities

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.

7th Annual HNWR Nature Photography Contest

Click for Rules and Entry Form for the 7th annual HNWR Photography Contest. There are some new features for the contest this year; for example, Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced divisions will be available for entries  for Wildlife, Landscape, Artistic and Flora/Macro.  Entries will be accepted August 1 - 31.

School Zone!

Hundreds of  youngsters have  enjoyed school field trips to Hagerman NWR.  We will be happy to help plan a  field trip for your school!

Tram Tours at Refuge

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.

Friends Projects

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 and, from June through August, on Mondays.   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.


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Be sure to visit the Friends on Facebook  for more pix and news!


Events » August 2016
All Day
Entry period for the 2016 Hagerman NWR Nature Photography Contest begins today, through August 31. View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
O give me a home, where the buffalo roamed! Learn about the Prairie Ecosystem and how plants and animals once lived together there in balance. Free nature program, register by August 4, 4 pm. View Details
10:00am – 11:30pm
Who knows how tall "tall grass" is? How did the prairie plants survive harsh winters and summers? What animals lived on the prairies? Free nature program, register by August 4, 4 pm. View Details
9:00am – 9:45am
Come early on Second Saturday for a morning stroll through the Butterfly Garden; docents will be on hand to help you identify native Texas plants and visiting butterflies. Seed give-away from the... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Alex Ocanas, 2015 Monarch Intern at HNWR, will be back to give this presentation on that miraculous butterfly, the Monarch. Hear the amazing migration story and learn the current conservation status... View Details
9:30am – 11:00am
Slow - Caterpillar Crossing! Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman NWR, with garden docents on hand to help you identify native Texas plants and the butterflies they attract. View Details
All Day
All entries for the 2016 contest must be RECEIVED by August 31. View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826