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All Events: Calendar View

All events are FREE and open to the public: funded by Donations and powered by Volunteers.

Early Birding with Jack Chiles

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.  

Dates and Times

Second Saturday

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

Ride the Wildlife Explorer!

Enjoy a ninety minute tram tour of Wildlife Drive aboard our open-air Wildlife Express.  Learn about the fascinating history of the displaced town of Hagerman while watching for an abundance of wildlife, with lots of opportunities for bird-watching and photography.  

Dates, Times and Registration

The Refuge Rocks!

Activities for Children

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)

Butterfly Garden Walk

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.

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Audio Auto Tour

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. 

Click here for the Audio Files

Friends of Hagerman NWR

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 funded by donations and powered by volunteers. 

6465 Refuge Road

Sherman, TX 75092

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Please add friendsofhagerman@gmail.com 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 

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