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In the Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden Walks are held on the first, third, and fifth Saturday of each month, April through September. For July, walk hours are 9:30 - 11:30 am.

Garden walks are free - come and go or come and stay; garden docents are on hand to help you enjoy the butterflies and blooms, learn about the insect-plant connections, and offer optional garden fun activities for families. No reservations needed.

Tours for clubs and other groups my be set up by special arrangement; call the Refuge, 903 786 2826 and leave a contact message for Friends of Hagerman.

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.

Photo taken by Alfred Lockwood at the FOH Nature Photography Club Sunrise Photo Shoot, February, 2017.

Interested in hunting, fishing, or boating?  See announcements, opportunities and regulations under Refuge.

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 2 pm each Saturday and Sunday, 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, Tuesday - 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; "summer" hours for the Nature Nook are 9 am -  4 pm, Tuesday - Saturday, and 1 - 5 pm Sunday. Closed on Mondays & federal holidays, April - September.   Field guides, nature-themed T's,  hats and caps, handmade jewelry, bird houses, collectibles, activities and gifts for children, coffee mugs and more! Shown below, Agate Night Lights.

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

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

 

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Events » August 2017
1
Tue
All Day
Enter the 8th annual Hagerman NWR Nature Photography Contest. See Rules and Entry Form to learn how. View Details
5
Sat
9:30am – 11:30am
Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at HNWR, with docents on hand to help you identify the butterflies, native Texas plants, and the connections between them! Free, come and go or come and... View Details
12
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Every spring and fall shorebirds - plovers, stilts, avocets, sandpipers, phalaropes and more - swoop through Hagerman NWR on their semiannual migration. Learn more about their life cycle, where they... View Details
11:30am – 12:30pm
What the heck is PLARN? Kelly Simpson will show you at this free demo, making bags, mats and more with yarn from plastic bags. View Details
19
Sat
8:00am – 12:00pm
Please join the Hagerman NWR Nature Photo Club for our next event. We will be going to Picnic Pond in the Goode Day Use area on August 19, 2017 at 8 a.m. to photograph dragonflies. Insects are the... View Details
9:30am – 11:30am
Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at HNWR, with docents on hand to help you identify the butterflies, native Texas plants, and the connections between them! Free, come and go or come and... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
If snakes give you the willies, remember this: snakes are a natural and integral component of the ecosystem. Snakes are the most successful of all living reptiles. They are amazingly adapted for... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
If snakes give you the willies, remember this: snakes are a natural and integral component of the ecosystem. Snakes are the most successful of all living reptiles. They are amazingly adapted for... View Details
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Thu
Ends at 4:00pm
All entries must be RECEIVED by 4 pm today! See Rules and Entry Form for more info. View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826