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Butterfly Garden Walks begin April 1 - also April 15, 29; all 11 am - 1 pm - enjoy a stroll through the garden with docents on hand to help identify native Texas plants and the visiting butterflies.
For May, enjoy Mother's Day in the Garden on May 13, 3- 5 pm, as well as Garden Walk, May 20, 10 am - Noon.
Free - come and go or come and stay, plus optional garden fun activities for families.
Make plans to see the artwork of local students and the national touring exhibit of 2016 Junior Duck Stamp winners. Refuge Visitor Center hours are Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Reception, 3 pm, Sunday, April 30.
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 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!
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 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!
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.