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

 

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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 » August 2019
1
Thu
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
3
Sat
9:00am – 11:00am
Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Come on your own or bring the family. Garden docents will be on hand to help you identify the Texas native plants and... View Details
10
Sat
10:00am – 12:00pm
Dr. Ian Thompson, Registered Professional Archaeologist, will be presenting a talk on Ethnobotany. Dr. Thompson and his wife Amy manage the Nan Awaya Heritage Homestead, a bison ranch dedicated to... View Details
11:00am – 1:00pm
Immediately following the Second Saturday program, Wil House will be demonstrating a method of making arrowheads from flint. It will be done outside the Visitor Center so audience will need to dress... View Details
11
Sun
2:00pm – 4:00pm
"The Biology, Behaviors, and Integrated Pest Management of the Emerald Ash Borer" presented by David Parsons. The Emerald Ash Borer is one of the most significant invasive insects since the... View Details
17
Sat
10:00am – 11:30am
"Busy as a Beaver and Overworking Otters" Even though beavers and river otters live in the same sort of habitats, they are completely different animals. They have very different bodies, different... View Details
10:00am – 11:30am
"Busy as a Beaver and Overworking Otters" Even though beavers and river otters live in the same sort of habitats, they are completely different animals. They have very different bodies, different... 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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Sherman, TX 75092
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