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of wildlife, nature, and the Refuge.

Anytime is a great time to visit Hagerman NWR...

Especially Springtime!  Enjoy newly green fields and trees, early wildflowers, migratory birds on their spring passage - from Yellow-headed Blackbirds to American White Pelicans!  Look for the resident Bald Eagles, taking time off the nest to catch a fish or two. Enjoy cool spring days before summer blasts into North Texoma!  See you at the Refuge!

Butterfly Garden Walks at HNWR

Butterfly Garden Walks are set for the first, third and fifth (if applicable) Saturdays, through October.  During June - September the hours will be 9:30 - 11:30 am.  These walks are free - come and go or come and stay.  Family friendly - bring your camera, too! Garden docents will be on hand to help you identify the native Texas plants and visiting butterflies, and we have close focus binoculars you can borrow to take a really good look at the bugs and butterflies!  Free butterfly garden literature is available also. What's not to like?. (Photo, Monarch, by Nancy Miller)

Tram Tours at Refuge

Observe wildlife at Hagerman NWR aboard our open air, all-electric Carlos and Eulalia Cardinal Express Tram!  Tours are set for 10 am Saturday, weather and lake level permitting. Your driver/guide points out and identifies wildlife along the Wildlife Drive during the 90-minute tour, making frequent stops for photo taking.

Tram tours are recommended for age 6 - adult. For information and to make reservations, please call the Refuge, 903 786 2826 during Nature Nook hours, 9 am - 4 pm, Monday - Saturday and 1 - 5 pm on Sundays. Please do not leave voicemail messages as volunteers cannot retrieve them.

Tram tours are free of charge; however,  donations are accepted for the maintenance fund.

Service dogs are allowed on the tram; no other animals are allowed.

Special tours may be arranged for groups of up to 12 individuals.  Call the Refuge and leave a contact message for the Friends, for details.

 

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 for the Nature Nook are 9 am -  4 pm, Monday - Saturday, and 1 - 5 pm Sunday. Closed Thanksgiving day and Christmas day. Field guides, nature-themed T's,  hats and caps, jewelry, bird houses, collectibles, activities and gifts for children, coffee mugs and more! Shown below, children's books - wonderful way to continue learning about nature after you get back home!

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! 

Friends organize Second Saturdays, The Refuge Rocks, Nature Photography Club, Spring Break at HNWR as well as volunteers for talks, activities and programs for all ages.

Friends coordinate the Outdoor Crew with Refuge staff, recruting volunteers who keep trails tidy, restore habitat and make Refuge improvements.

Volunteers are always welcome!  Just let us know your interests.

 

Hagerman Youth

Check out our page for youngsters!  Schedule of events, ideas for nature fun at home, and more! See Hagerman Youth.

Latest News

For the latest news on Friends activities at Hagerman NWR, please see News.

Become a Friend

Membership in the non-profit Friends of Hagerman NWR is open to individuals and families. We would love to have you join us!

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