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 » August 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
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
10:00am – 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
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
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
Master Naturalists
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 12:16pm
Since there have been several reports of larger-than-average populations of copperhead snakes and rattlesnakes, the Bluestem Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists has invited Dr. Michael Keck from Grayson College to present “Venomous Snakes”, a...
Monday, May 30, 2016 at 9:46pm
The Bluestem Chapter, Texas Master Naturalists, will offer 2016 training classes beginning in August. The fee for the class is $100.00, which includes training, manual, and chapter membership. Orientation will take place from 6 - 8 pm on Thursday, August 18...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 6:21pm
The Bluestem Master Naturalists are offering a one day outdoor camp for youngsters ages 10 - 11, at Hagerman NWR on June 7. Hours for the free camp are 8 am - 4:30 pm. Participants will learn about Birds, Butterflies, Fish, Fossils, Ponds, Priaires, Water...
Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 10:28pm
Fall training begins this month for the Bluestem Chapter, Texas Master Naturalists. The registration fee for this program is $100.00, which includes a manual, a background check (not required for applicants under 18 years of age), and Bluestem Master...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 7:08am
Grayson County Master Naturalists Accept Applications for Fall Classes :p:p What are you doing with your free time this fall? Master Naturalists are monitoring bluebird boxes or counting birds, restoring pocket prairies and teaching nature classes. To become...
Monday, July 1, 2013 at 4:39pm
Sign up now - classes will begin in mid-August. Tentative Schedule: August 17, Trip to Sneed Prairie, Prairie Restoration and Ecological Conceptswith Peter Schultz and Kathy Masucci. August 24, To be scheduled September 7, Entomology with Mike Merchant...
Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 5:14am
The Bluestem Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists will begin a new training series on March 7, with Thursday evening classes meeting from from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Grayson County Courthouse, second floor and Saturday field trips meeting at various...
Friday, January 18, 2013 at 6:05am
The newly formed Bluestem Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists also has a new web address.
Friends of Hagerman
6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75092
(903) 786-2826