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.   

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
Turn your Father's Day shopping into a force for good. Shop at  and Amazon donates to Friends of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge Foundation. 


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!
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. 
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 » July 2019
10:00am – 12:00pm
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
10:00am – 11:30am
Biologists Sarah Spangler and Krissy Sardina from the Tishomingo National Fish Hatchery will be presenting on the ecology, history, and status of the American paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) and... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
"Fireflies Light Up the Night" Have you ever spotted a firefly sparkling on a warm summer night? You may have seen fireflies glowing in the trees and bushes and maybe even caught one. There's... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
"Fireflies Light Up the Night" Have you ever spotted a firefly sparkling on a warm summer night? You may have seen fireflies glowing in the trees and bushes and maybe even caught one. There's... View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
David Parsons, Bert Garcia and Alan Lusk are presenting a program on cleaning your camera and photography equipment at the next FOH Nature Photo Club meeting. The presentation will include live... View Details
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Refuge Road Re-Do Starts in July, 2016
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 11:40am

 Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge - Press Release:  July 13, 2016

Contact:  Kathy Whaley, Refuge Manager      

In a few months, local residents and the 175,000 annual visitors to Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge will have a much smoother ride. Beginning in late July, the four mile segment of Refuge Road from SH 289 west to Wildlife Drive on Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge will be reconstructed, widened, and paved. The project was made possible by a grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through the Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) The FLAP program was established October 2012 under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act to improve public highways, roads, bridges, trails, or transit systems that are located on, adjacent to, or provide access to federal lands. 

The Refuge Road FLAP project will be accomplished through a partnership agreement that includes the FHWA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Grayson County, and Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. A $2.49 million contract was awarded to LaForge and Budd Construction Company from Parsons, Kansas, by the FHWA through a competitive bid process to complete the work. Funding was provided by all partners, with 85% coming from the FHWA.  

Refuge Road provides direct access to Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge which is an overlay of part of the 89,000 acre Lake Texoma managed by the Corps of Engineers. A majority of Refuge visitors use Refuge Road as the primary access route and over the past several years the road condition has deteriorated rapidly. Potholes, cracks, uneven surfaces, and severe rutting resulted in a very rough ride and dangerous driving situation at several locations. 

“We are very pleased our project was selected to receive the grant and we are looking forward to a much improved road for everyone” said Refuge Manager Kathy Whaley. “We greatly appreciate the commitment from Grayson County and Precinct 4 Commissioner Bart Lawrence as well as the letters of support from Representative Larry Phillips, former Congressman Ralph Hall, the Corps of Engineers, and the Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Planning Organization. Together, we capitalized on an excellent opportunity for a partnership that will accomplish a highly needed project. There will be a short period of inconvenience and possible minor delays while work is in progress, including detours to allow 10 culverts to be replaced, but as a person who travels the road every day to and from work, I know it will be well worth it long-term” said Whaley. 

On-site survey work will begin the week of August 18th and road work will be complete on or before October 15, 2016

Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826