Master Naturalist Jack Chiles will lead our Early Birding event, 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.
Image is a Prothonotary Warbler by Jack Chiles.
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.Dates, Times and Registration
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.
Dates, Times and Registration (Registration Required)
Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. 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 at plants, butterflies and other insects. Special activities for families available: scavenger hunts, meet the Metamorphosis Puppet and more. The garden is free of charge and open to the public from sunrise to sunset everyday of the year; garden walk events are scheduled periodically from April through October. Come alone or bring the family! Registration is optional, do so to add it to your calendar.
The Audio 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.
Stream the audio interpretive files here. Feel free to take the auto tour anytime between sunrise and sunset, daily. CD's and MP3 players will be available at the Visitor Center as an alternative when it's open.
Click here for a map of the tour. Instructions for access from your phone, are available on the second page of the map.
The refuge is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year, drive on any road unless gated.
Admission to the refuge, parking and most events/activities are free of charge.
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