NOTICE: Weather permitting, the entire refuge will be CLOSED on Thursday, March 30, 2023, for an aerial feral hog control operation.
The Butterflies of Hagerman NWR and Grayson County
Introduction to Butterfly Watching
During butterfly season (April through November) butterfly sightings will be reported so visitors will know what to look for in our beautiful butterfly garden. Also, watch for our Butterfly Walk Events throughout the summer: bring the family to learn about native plants, caterpillars and butterflies from our garden docents.
Guides to butterflies that may be found during the following months and where to look for them:
Red-banded Hairstreak by Laurie Sheppard
American Lady by Laurie Sheppard
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
by Laurie Sheppard
Reakirt's Blue By Laurie Sheppard
Would you like to share your knowledge of butterflies and native plants with children? Email the email@example.com to learn how to become a Garden Docent!
Thank you, Laurie Sheppard, for the photos below. Click on each thumbnail to enlarge.
White Lined Sphinx Caterpillar
American Bumble Bee
Gulf Fritillary Caterpillar
By Dale Clark
Mexican Yellow Possible
Question Mark Butterfly by Laurie Sheppard
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Kroger: Stop by the customer service desk at Kroger and link your Kroger Card to the Friends of Hagerman: the Friends will get rewards for every dollar you spend, at no cost to you.
Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts to ensure delivery of registration confirmations, account information and the Featherless Flyer
Special thanks to Nancy Miller for the amazing photo of the Visitor Center
See you at the refuge!