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of wildlife, nature, and the Refuge.

High on the Hawg is Back!

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.

Celebrating Seventy Years


Photo by Monica Muil

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. AND - Thanks to Niks Audio, Sherman, for complimentary repair and replacement of microphone for the tram sound system!

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!

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.   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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Events » October 2016
10:00am – 11:30am
Did you know we drink the same water that the dinosaurs drank?? Or that water covers nearly 3/4 of our world? Free nature program, register by Sept. 29, 4 pm. View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Water is vital to life and moves continually through a cycle of evaporation, and transpiration (evapotranspiration), condensation, precipitation, and runoff, only to start over again! Learn all this... View Details
9:00am – 10:00am
Come early on Second Saturday for a pleasant stroll through the Butterfly Garden; docents will be on hand to answer questions and interpret the garden. View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Amateur butterfly expert and photographer Laurie Sheppard will give an illustrated presentation on the various butterflies found at Hagerman NWR - over 60 species have been found on the Refuge - and... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
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, and... View Details
10:00am – 4:00pm
Sorry, we are full. This workshop will focus on seeing (which is more than simply looking at) and recording what is seen in words, drawings and diagrams. It will explore the rich tradition of nature... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826