The Little Sit
Join Us for our Sunrise Bird Count
Come and learn how to identify the birds of North Texas while enjoying the beautiful sunrise over Lake Texoma! Modeled after Cornell's national "Big Sit" event, a group of dedicated birders invite you to join them at sunrise to conduct a bird count as multiple species fly to the water and the surrounding land to feed. Leaders will bring spotting scopes and will provide tips for identification of the many species you will see. The First Saturday of every month, beginning 30 minutes before sunrise.
Butterfly Garden Walks
Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Come on your own or bring the family. On designated Saturdays, garden docents will be on hand to help you identify the Texas native plants and the butterflies in the garden. Use our close-focus butterfly binoculars to get a really CLOSE look. Special activities for families available: pictures with Monarch wings, meet the Metamorphosis Puppet, and more. Garden walks are Come and Go or Come and Stay. The garden is free of charge and open to the public from sunrise to sunset every day of the year. Registration for this event is not necessary.More Information
Early Bird Walk with Jack Chiles
Master Naturalist Jack Chiles will lead our Early Bird Walk, weather permitting. Meet at the Visitor Center for a slow-paced walk along Harris Creek Trail, and return in time for the Second Saturday program. Bring binoculars or borrow ours. Registration is not necessary.More Information
The Friends of Hagerman host a speaker for a nature presentation on the Second Saturday of each month. Topics vary every month, but always have relevance for people who love the refuge. Registration is not necessary.More Information
The Refuge Rocks!
Every month the refuge sponsors an 90 minute program for children. Parents are welcome but not required to stay for the program. Children will learn about nature while doing crafts and other fun activities.
Take a Tour on the Wildlife Explorer!
Come join us for a ride on the Wildlife Explorer! Our new and beautiful tram is available for hour-and-a-half tours of Hagerman every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm weather permitting. Our tours are as varied as our drivers. Each tram driver has her/his approach to the tour. and you may learn about wildlife, birds, history of the refuge, habitat, photography, you name it! To paraphrase, “a Wildlife Explorer tour at
Hagerman is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get.” But you know it’s going to be good! Come see us!
Free, open to the public, powered by donations. Registration recommended, standbys welcome as space permits.
Join the Monarch Research Team
Volunteers at Hagerman NWR conduct several surveys of migrating Monarchs each spring and fall as part of the Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program (IMMP) - a national program that documents milkweed, nectar plant, and monarch use data from various land-use types and regions. Information gathered at National Wildlife Refuges like Hagerman is an important part of the
Photo by Laurie Sheppard
research shaping scientists' understanding of how monarchs interact with their environment and how the population and its habitat changes over time...Read More
Self-Guided Auto Tour
The Auto Tour Route takes you on an exciting journey through historic sites of the refuge. Along the way you will visit the old town of Hagerman, wildlife food plots, managed wetlands, prairies, and scenic Lake Texoma. At each stop our virtual interpreter will tell you about the history of Hagerman, wildlife, habitats, refuge management activities, and the work of many volunteers that help keep this refuge in tip top shape.
Self-Guided Activity: Virtual Cache Hunting
Photo: 2022 Best In Show
by Murali Hanabe
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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.
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Special thanks to Nancy Miller for the amazing photo of the Visitor Center
See you at the refuge!