Featherless Flyer, March 2020
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:07am

In This Edition:

Check out our feature article about Eastern Bluebirds and the work the refuge has done to increase their numbers on the refuge.  Meet the refuge's new intern, Colton Baker and learn about Hagerman NWR's new intern program.  Don't miss the annual meeting March 29th at 3:00 PM!

Featherless Flyer, February 2020
Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 9:58pm

In this edition:

Enjoy our feature article about Woodpeckers at the refuge, with accompanying stunning pictures.  Read a remarkable story of motherly love between a very special vulture and his mother in "Birding with Jack", and find out what the volunteer Outdoor Crew has been up to.


Featherless Flyer, January 2020
Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 2:54pm

 In This Edition:

SPECIAL INSERT: See the beautiful photo contest winning photos!  Also learn about an insect that is thriving at the refuge--are they in your backyard, too?  Checkout the bird count and event sheet for January: Jack reported 4,000 geese!

Featherless Flyer, December 2019
Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 3:11pm

 In This Edition:

Learn about the recently opened Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge Nocona Unit, and help us welcome the new work campers.  Read our Weekly On The Wing summary of the season with beautiful pictures.  Enjoy our monthly Birding with Jack section and find out what's going on in December.

Featherless Flyer, November 2019
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 2:14pm

In This Edition:

Find out about the exciting discovery in the Butterfly Garden, an inspiring tram ride and the fun that was had as we celebrated National Refuge Week. Don't miss our Exploration of Haller’s Haven Trail and view a stunning picture of our resident eagle pair--will they build a new nest?
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

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
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!
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 » March 2020
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
9:00am – 11:30am
Conservation Funding: Ragan White of Texas Parks and Wildlife will present funding options available for landowners who want to do conservation projects and how to apply for them. The Natural... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
"Birding By Ear" presented by Dr. Wayne Meyer. Birds can be hard to find, especially when the trees start leafing out in the spring. However, the birds become very vocal during the breeding season... View Details
Another lecture will be offered following the second Saturday presentation on March 14, detailing how to collect, prepare, and curate insects. After these two presentations, we’ll start collecting... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
Due to the ongoing precautions and concerns about Covid-19, our Refuge Rocks youth program, "Playin' Possum" will be postponed/rescheduled as feasible. We apologize for the inconvenience, but the... View Details
1:00pm – 3:00pm
This event has been postponed due to COVID-19. We are working with Mr. Graves on another date later this year. Russell Graves shares "Ten Ways to be a Better Wildlife and Nature Photographer" at the... View Details
3:00pm – 4:30pm
All Friends of Hagerman members are welcome to attend the annual meeting in the visitor center at Hagerman NWR. Come and see what we've accomplished and get the latest state of the Refuge... View Details
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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!

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Downloadable Article: Blackbirds Whirling in the Sky by Renny Gehman

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Sherman, TX 75092
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