Welcome to the Friends of Hagerman
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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

TOURS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!! Observe wildlife at Hagerman NWR aboard our open air, all-electric Carlos and Eulalia Cardinal Express Tram!  Tours are set for 2 pm 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, 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 » October 2018
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Thu
10:00am – 11:30am
Garden Docents monthly meeting; visitors are welcome to come and learn more about volunteering in this enjoyable program! The agenda includes reports on past activities, educational topics, and... View Details
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Sat
10:00am – 12:00pm
Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Come on your own or bring the family. Garden docents will be on hand to help you identify the Texas native plants and... View Details
13
Sat
8:00am – 9:30am
Dr. Wayne Meyer will lead the October Early Bird walk, weather permitting. Meet at the Visitor Center. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Return in time for the Second Saturday program. View Details
8:00am – 2:00pm
Special Event: The Refuge Roundup! Celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week Saturday, October 13th, 8:00am to 2:00pm Since Theodore Roosevelt established the first national wildlife refuge in 1903... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Hagerman NWr is know for the large population of wintering geese, but geese are just one of the many waterfowl that can be seen here.Dr. Wayne Meyer, Associate Professor of Biology at Austin College... View Details
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Sun
3:00pm – 4:00pm
What is the real cost of water? Who owns the surface water and/or the groundwater in Texas? How does living in a Ground Water Conservation District affect the water rights of citizens residing in its... View Details
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Sat
10:00am – 11:30pm
"Camo"! How do colors, spots and stripes help nature's critters hide or hunt successfully? Learn more about camouflage at our nature activity program this month. Parent pr other responsible adults... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
"Camo"! Camouflage helps animals hunt or hide successfully. Learn ways nature helps conceal critters, whether by color, pattern, mimicry or?? at our free nature activity program this month. Please... View Details
10:00am – 12:00pm
Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Come on your own or bring the family. Garden docents will be on hand to help you identify the Texas native plants and... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826