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Featherless Flyer, September 2020
Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 12:52pm
In This Edition:
Learn how to join the national grassroots, non-profit, community-based, high density precipitation network called CoCoRaHS!  Find out how to attend our ZOOM Second Saturday presentation: Borneo – All the “B” Birds and More; follow the birding adventures of Jack Chiles in Birding with Jack and our 11th annual Photo Contest begins!
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Featherless Flyer, August, 2020
Friday, July 31, 2020 at 4:41pm

In This Edition:

Learn how Hagerman is preparing for the winter geese, see the master naturalist fall class schedule--how could you  limit yourself to 40 hours?  Also: hear about Jack's progress as he recovers from his devastating injury, get the details of our next Second Saturday!

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Featherless Flyer, July 2020
Friday, July 3, 2020 at 5:51pm

In This Edition:

Help us say good-bye to Courtney Anderson, the beloved refuge Biologist, and welcome in the new Workampers.  Find out about the extensive barbed wire fence removal project on the refuge, and its impact on the wildlife.  Learn how to join the Bluestem Master Naturalists, and how to register for the first ever Online Second Saturday!

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Featherless Flyer, June 2020
Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 11:25pm

In this edition:

See how the refuge staff has responded to the record number of visitors.  Read about the Blackfoot Daisy: The Friendliest Flower, our Plant of the Month.  Enjoy stunning photos in Birding with Jack, and find out about the new Master Naturalist classes starting this fall.

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Featherless Flyer, May, 2020
Friday, May 1, 2020 at 4:21pm

In This Edition

Take a tour of one of the beautiful hiking trails at Hagerman NWR, read about the latest Eagle Scout project at the refuge--this one's in the Butterfly Garden!  Also: a piece in memoriam of a beloved volunteer.

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Featherless Flyer, April 2020
Friday, April 3, 2020 at 11:28am

In This Edition:

Find out how the refuge has been affected by the flooding and the pandemic, the plant of the month is the Texas Redbud and, as always, enjoy some amazing photos in our Birding With Jack segment.
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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!

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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.

 

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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!

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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.

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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?
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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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Events » September 2020
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Tue
All Day
Have you been out to Hagerman NWR taking photographs that you are proud of? Well, the 2020 Nature Photography Contest opens on Se[t. 1, 2020 and closes on Sept. 30, 2020. You just submit your entries... View Details
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Sat
10:00am – 10:30am
Dr. Doug Wood fascinating audiovisual presentation will cover Dr. Woods birding trip to Malaysia and Borneo during Summer 2019. He will show photos of birds, mammals, reptiles, habitat, and more from... View Details
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Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
CANCELLED The Magnificent Monarch Migration: All ages meet at the Visitor Center. Come learn about the Majestic Monarch! Please register at this location: https://www.facebook.com/FOHNWR/ View Details
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Russell Graves shares "Ten Ways to be a Better Wildlife and Nature Photographer" at the Nature Photography Club meeting. You can register for the virtual Zoom meeting at... View Details
Volunteer Opportunities
Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 9:13am
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:27am
Love native plants? Love butterflies? We have the perfect volunteer opportunity for you - Butterfly Garden Docent. Docents lead garden walks and tours through the growing season, helping folks identify plants and butterflies and understand the plant-insect...
Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 7:46pm
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Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7:43am
Butterfly Garden Docents will meet at HNWR at 10 am on May 4 for a program on Dragonflies, to be presented by Laurie Sheppard. Visitors are welcome to attend the meeting. The docents meet on first Thursday of each month, February through November, for...
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8:38am
Butterfly Garden Docents will meet at Hagerman NWR on Thursday, April 4, to hear a program on Native Bees, presented by Carol Clark, Master Naturalist. The topic was chosen to increase docents' ability to interpret the garden, which though designed for...
Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 7:10am
The third season for the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman NWR is about to get underway and the Friends of Hagerman are gearing up to provide tours of the garden given by garden docents. An orientation is set for 10 am, Thursday, March 2, at Hagerman NWR, for...
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 9:11am
What could be more enjoyable than sharing the beautiful butterfly garden and visiting butterflies with school children, tour groups and more? Attend a docent orientation on Thursday, January 28, in the Visitor Center at the Refuge to learn more about this...
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 8:09am
Help Wanted: The Friends of Hagerman Adopt a Nest Box program needs one (or several volunteers for a team) who can send photo emails weekly to each of 20 nest box adopters, from mid-March to mid-August. Must be able to pick up a camera card at Refuge each...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 5:06pm
Want to help with clean-up of Hagerman Refuge as the water recedes? Volunteers wanted! Pick up as much washed-up garbage as possible along refuge roads, trails, and farm fields. All you will need is heavy gloves and close-toed shoes. The refuge will identify...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 5:01pm
Once flooding subsides, additional volunteers will be needed in the Visitor Center at the Refuge. You can qualify, IF - you enjoy talking with visitors about Hagerman NWR and wildlife there, are willing to become knowledgeable about the Refuge and Refuge use...
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