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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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Featherless Flyer, March 2019
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 March--and special activities for Spring Break!

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Featherless Flyer, February, 2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 3:18pm

In this issue:

Find out how the government shutdown affected the refuge, and what is being done to recover from recent flooding.  Read about Lowe's Heroes, and how they helped spruce up a hiking trail, and check out the results of the recent bird census.  Print out event details for February.  There is a lot going on!

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Featherless Flyer, January, 2019
Monday, December 31, 2018 at 3:22pm
In this edition:
Find out how the government shutdown affects the refuge.
Read about the accomplishments of the most recent Bluestem Master Naturalist class.
Chec out the PRINTABLE EVENT SHEET with details about our Second Saturday presentations, programs for children, volunteer opportunities and more!  
Learn about the birds and wildlife that can be found on the refuge in our Birding with Jack section.
 
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Featherless Flyer, December 2018
Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 2:14pm

Read about the many different types of Blackbirds in our area and help us welcome the new work campers!  Also, did you know that our very common Eastern redcedar is really a nickname for our native Juniper Tree?  Enjoy these articles, plenty of wonderful pictures and more--and don't miss the printable event sheet and bird survey on the last page!

Click Here for the December Featherless Flyer

Downloadable Article: Blackbirds Whirling in the Sky by Renny Gehman

Featherless Flyer, November 2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 8:49pm

 In this month's edition: read about the geese heading to the refuge in the thousands! Here we go again: Learn how the current flooding of Lake Texoma compares with past floods, and mark your calendar with all of the events from our printable event sheet.

Click Here for the Featherless Flyer November 2018

Featherless Flyer, October 2018
Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 4:16pm

 *Special Edition* with information about the Monarch Butterflies and American White Pelicans migrating through the refuge in October!  Also--find out about the Refuge Roundup on October 13th and High on the Hawg on November 3rd!  Find out what the refuge staff has been up to and read about the plant of the month: Frostweed. 

Click here for the October 2018 Featherless Flyer

Featherless Flyer, September, 2018
Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 1:59pm

Meet one of the refuge's most generous benefactors: Carlos Araoz, and learn about his latest donation.  Also--the Bluebird Adopt-A-Nestbox results are in, and the numbers are up!

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Featherless Flyer, August 2018
Monday, July 30, 2018 at 7:04pm

Check out our new look and PRINTABLE Event Sheet and Bird List!  Also this month, meet the newly hired maintenance worker: Caleb Derrick and our volunteer of the month: Bonnie Baker.  

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Featherless Flyer, July 2018
Monday, July 2, 2018 at 10:08am

Get the latest news and events for July, click the pdf symbol for this month's edition of the Featherless Flyer

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2018 Butterfly Garden Walks
Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 7:41pm

 The Butterfly Garden docents at Hagerman NWR have announced the 2018 Garden Walk schedule.  Walks are set for the first, third and where applicable, the fifth Saturday each month, April through October. For April and May walks will be held from 10 am - Noon.  For June through September, the walks are set for 9:30 - 11:30 am. 

Walks are family friendly and offer an oppornity to learn more about native Texas plants for the North Texas area and to view visiting butterflies.  Docents can explain the plant butterfly connection and have close-focus binoculars to loan for your visit. Children may enjoy watching the Monarch metamorphosis puppet  go through the  stages of the Monarch life cycle or completing a garden journal. Be sure to bring your camera!  You may come and stay during the walk or come and go, and all is free of charge.

Walks are not held in case of rain.

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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Events » May 2018
5
Sat
12:00pm – 1:30pm
Bring a brown bag lunch and learn "Butterfly FAQ's" at this month's meeting. Visitors are welcome; docents meet monthly to train, plan and prepare for Butterfly Garden walks and tours. View Details
6
Sun
3:00pm – 4:00pm
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12
Sat
8:00am – 9:30am
Master Naturalist Jack Chiles will lead the Early Bird walk for May, weather permitting. Meet at the Visitor Center. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Return in time for the Second Saturday program. View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Our speaker, Dr. George Diggs's areas of work are with plants and trees of Texas, the relationship between human and plant evolution, and evolution in extreme environments Dr. Diggs will focus on... View Details
19
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
Let's Go Fishing! For Youth Ages 4-16. Free - and we provide poles and bait or you may bring your own Come and fish our pond - first pond on the right on Refuge Road...look for the sign. We will also... View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Ron & Sharlott Hasty will present "Adding Motion + Emotion to Photos" for the May program. View Details
26
Sat
10:00am – 12:00pm
Brenda Loveless will lead a wildflower tour at Hagerman NWR on Saturday, May 26. Meet at the Visitor Center by 9:45 am. The van is now full but you may caravan as we will be stopping to get out, look... View Details
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826