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Featherless Flyer, October 2019
Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 8:43pm

 In This Edition:

The HIGH ON THE HAWG!! is back on October 26th!  Learn all the details and what's new this year!  October 13-19 is National Wildlife Refuge Week, and we are celebrating on October 19th with a day full of family activities, including the Blackland Prairie Raptors!!  Other activities include a Bird Walk with Jack Chiles, Butterfly Garden Walks with Garden Docents, tram rides and a Volunteer Fair!  See artist Dale Adkins at work! Check out the schedule for the whole family on Page 7

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Featherless Flyer, September 2019
Monday, September 2, 2019 at 1:19pm

 In This Edition:

Enjoy our feature article about bird migration by Renny Gehman
A Refuge Update by the Refuge Manager
Up to Date Results for  Weekly On The Wing and the Bird Census
Results are in for the Adopt-A-Nestbox program, another successful year
Don't miss the Event Sheet for September
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Featherless Flyer, August 2019
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 9:07pm

 In this edition:

The flood is over!  Find out about flood recovery efforts, and the steps being taken to prepare for the thousands of migrating geese expected to visit the refuge this fall.
The Plant of the Month is the Rockrose--Pavonia Mallow--Pavonia Lasiopetalia  
Don't miss Birding With Jack and Weekly On the Wing
The annual photography contest is taking submissions until August 31st!
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Featherless Flyer, July 2019
Monday, July 1, 2019 at 3:41pm

In this edition:

Enjoy our feature article about the beautiful, abundant birds this summer: The Painted Bunting.  The butterfly garden is full of butterflies--don't miss the garden walk on July 6th!  Also: an update on the tram fundraiser efforts, and learn about our plant of the month: Red Yucca, Red Hesperaloe.   

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Featherless Flyer, June 2019
Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 12:30pm

In this edition:

The Friends of Hagerman are hosting a Volunteer Fair on June 8th, 9am to 2pm
How to make the most of the refuge while the water is high
The Plant of the Month is the Blackfoot Daisy
Don't miss Birding With Jack and Weekly On the Wing
 
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Featherless Flyer, May, 2019
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 3:15pm

In this edition:

Learn about the history of the Master Naturalist Program, and how you can join them
Not Again:  learn the status of the current flooding
The butterfly census by Laurie Sheppard is back, with a list of the plants blooming now
Coneflower, by Jean Flick, is the Plant of the Month

Your mother will love our Butterfly Walk on Mother's Day, check out the event sheet on page 8 with details of everything going on!
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Featherless Flyer, April 2019
Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 1:17pm

 In this edition:

The Friends of Hagerman were selected as the 2018 Southwest Region Friends of the Year.  Read all about it!
Hagerman NWR is hosting a volunteer fair--find out how you can get involved.
Enjoy two feature articles: Prairie Spiderwort and and article about Firewood and Foraging--both by Laurie Sheppard.
We say goodbye to Gayle Ellis as she retires after over 33 years of service.
Check out the results of the most recent bird survey and print out the schedule of activities for the month. 
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Service Opportunity

Do you love spending time at Hagerman?  Are you interested in "giving back" to the Refuge?  Do you have experience with finance (treasury), program organization or presentation, retail management, volunteer recruitment, fund-raising or communications?    If so, please  contact us about joining a working committee of the Friends of Hagerman.  

Come and join a dynamic group of go-getters and support your Refuge.  You'll get way more out of the experience and the Refuge the more time  and effort you put in.

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Second Saturday - Painted Buntings Vocally Agressive?
Saturday, June 8, 2019, 10:00am – 11:30am
The Painted Bunting is a very unusual bird. It is the smallest species that retains female-like plumage into the second year, when males are old enough to breed. Since small birds typically only live a few years, why can Painted Buntings keep female-like plumage, which seems to be less likely to attract a mate than the mature male plumage? What, if any, advantage do subadult Painted Buntings gain from retaining this plumage? Wayne Meyer will report on his research at Hagerman NWR which has been trying to answer these questions. The answers are surprising. Come hear about the research and pose the next great question to be investigated. Perhaps your input will help move this project forward in a new direction.

Wayne Meyer is Associate Professor and Chair of the Biology department at Austin College, where he has been teaching for 26 years. He started birding at 13 in Connecticut. In 1993 he finally achieved his life’s dream of being paid to look at birds when he joined the faculty of Austin College. He has birded both coasts of the U.S. extensively and now has spent a quarter century birding in Texas and Oklahoma. The proximity of Austin College to Hagerman NWR has made research on prairie birds easy and convenient and he has been studying song learning and singing in Painted Buntings for over a decade. Meyer is also a sought after speaker for Master Naturalist groups and a frequent speaker at the Friends of Hagerman NWR second Saturday programs.

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6465 Refuge Rd
Sherman, TX 75092
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Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 8:43pm
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Monday, September 2, 2019 at 11:03am
In This Edition: Enjoy our feature article about bird migration by Renny Gehman A Refuge Update by the Refuge Manager Up to Date Results for Weekly On The Wing and the Bird Census Results are in for the Adopt-A-Nestbox program, another successful year Don't...
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 9:07pm
In this edition: The flood is over! Find out about flood recovery efforts, and the steps being taken to prepare for the thousands of migrating geese expected to visit the refuge this fall. The Plant of the Month is the Rockrose--Pavonia Mallow--Pavonia...
Monday, July 1, 2019 at 3:41pm
In this edition: Enjoy our feature article about the beautiful, abundant birds this summer: The Painted Bunting. The butterfly garden is full of butterflies--don't miss the garden walk on July 6th! Also: an update on the tram fundraiser efforts, and learn...
Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 12:30pm
In this edition: The Friends of Hagerman are hosting a Volunteer Fair on June 8th, 9am to 2pmHow to make the most of the refuge while the water is high The Plant of the Month is the Blackfoot Daisy Don't miss Birding With Jack and Weekly On the Wing Turn your...
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 3:15pm
In this edition: Learn about the history of the Master Naturalist Program, and how you can join them Not Again: learn the status of the current flooding The butterfly census by Laurie Sheppard is back, with a list of the plants blooming now Coneflower, by...
Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 1:17pm
In this edition: The Friends of Hagerman were selected as the 2018 Southwest Region Friends of the Year. Read all about it! Hagerman NWR is hosting a volunteer fair--find out how you can get involved. Enjoy two feature articles: Prairie Spiderwort and and...
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 2:45am
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 2:20am
Enjoy our Feature Article about the Hawks at Hagerman and how to identify them. Read the update about the pair of bald eagles at Hagerman NWR, and the Bluebird Adopt-A-Nesbox program's kickoff for the season. Print out the schedule of activities for...
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