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The Featherless Flyer Archives

The Featherless Flyer is distributed during the first week of every month, and contains all kinds of information relevant to the refuge, including: details about our monthly 2nd Saturday presentation, information about bird and animal sightings on the refuge, photo club events and all the happenings going on at the refuge for the upcoming month.  

Please send me the flyer!  We promise not to bombard you with email: one per month, plus important refuge updates such as closures for hunts or flooding, or re-openings.

December, 2021

This month, learn all about the ducks that visit the refuge during the winter, including some amazing photos.  Also, the results are it!  See which photographers placed in the photo contest.  Nestboxes go up for adoption on December 1st--they make excellent stocking stuffers! Don't forget to check out Puddles' Corner for a Snow Goose craft, and the Second Saturday for December is a program abouObstacles to Environmental Progress with Peter Schulze.

November, 2021 

Meet the new Ranger at the refuge: Spencer Beard.  Find out about the bats in our area, and make a Thanksgiving Turkey craft in Puddles' Corner.  Read about our next Second Saturday presentation about Chickasaw history and culture, and a photo club event.

October, 2021

The Friends of Hagerman Online Auction is here!  Help support the Friends while picking up something nice for yourself.  Enjoy our feature piece from Laurie Sheppard entitled  Fall Flowers Are Fabulous! And learn all about bats while making a craft with Puddles.

September, 2021

Two interesting presentations in September: the Second Saturday is about the Ecology of Fish in Texoma, and the Photo Club presents Storm Chasing with Anita Oakley.  Learn how to make an Owl in Puddle's Craft Corner, and see pictures of the unusual bird sightings at Hagerman NWR in recent days.

August 2021

Construction has begun!  See the progress on the new Education Pavilion.  Find out which part of the refuge is getting new restrooms, make a craft cicada with Puddles, and learn about Lemon Bee Balm.  As always, enjoy Birding with Jack.

July 2021

Check out the newest project of the Friends of Hagerman: an education pavilion.  It will be a wonderful place for students on field trips to gather for lessons and activities.  Register for our July Second Saturday Zoom about dragonflies, learn about Wild Indigo plants and how to make a lightning bug as a craft for the kids.

June 2021

Enjoy our feature article about how to identify fledglings and juvenile birds. Second Saturday continues online via ZOOM with a presentation entitled, "The Tale of Two Titmice." the Master Naturalists are seeking new members, and don't miss Puddle's Craft Corner for the kids!

May 2021

Our new website goes live!  It came together quickly, with lots of amazing photos from local photographers.  Second Saturday continues with a presentation about Turtles, the photo club is presenting a session on Adobe Lightroom software, and the Master Naturalists are seeking new members, and don't miss Puddle's Craft Corner!

April 2021

Don't miss this yearly opportunity to join the Texas Master Naturalists! They are accepting applications for their fall class. Register for the April Second Saturday: Butterflies with Laurie Sheppard, and the kids will enjoy our new feature: Puddle's Craft Corner.

March 2021

Don't miss Puddle's Craft Corner: our first in a series of articles featuring easy, nature-themed crafts for the kids.  The Plant of the Month is back for the season with Horseherb, and as always, Birding with Jack features his amazing photos.  Also, look over the Deputy Refuge Manager's To-Do List as he seeks volunteers to help spruce up the refuge for spring--there are some great ways to get some fresh air on his list!

February 2021

Read a hiker's account of an outing to the Hagerman NWR Nocona Unit.  Learn all about Armadillos and enjoy "Birding with Jack".

January 2021

The Friends of Hagerman Present: the winners of the Beginner Division of the 2020 Photo Contest sponsored by the Friends of Hagerman NWR Photo Club.  Also in this edition, follow the interesting story of an attentive mother spider in the Butterfly Garden, complete with exquisite pictures.  Learn how the refuge manages water from the lake to support the ducks, herons, egrets and other shorebirds, and, as always enjoy our Birding with Jack segment to find out which birds are currently visiting the refuge.

December 2020

The results are in!  See the amazing winning photos of the Intermediate/Advanced categories of the Photo Club's Fall Photo Contest.  Also, Refuge Manager Kathy Whaley explains how the decision will be made to open the beloved visitor center, and find out what the Texas Water Specialists have been up to at the refuge and how you could join them.

November 2020

Find out about the "Habitat for Monarchs" program: an effort of the joined forces of Habitat for Humanity, Grayson County Master Gardeners and Bluestem Master Naturalists--and how you can join them!  Learn about the Mammals of Grayson County, and go Birding with Jack as he conducts the weekly census. Join us for our ZOOM Second Saturday: Waterfowl with Dr. Wayne Meyer

October 2020

Details of our Second Saturday presentation about Bees, and how to join us from the comfort of your own home.  Find out how the Bluebird monitoring team pulled off a successful season despite the pandemic and read our new series about the Mammals of Grayson County.

September 2020

Learn how to join the national grassroots, non-profit, community-based, high density precipitation network called CoCoRaHS!  Find out how to attend our ZOOM Second Saturday presentation: Borneo – All the “B” Birds and More; follow the birding adventures of Jack Chiles in Birding with Jack and our 11th annual Photo Contest begins!

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 free of charge.

6465 Refuge Road

Sherman, TX 75092

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Special thanks to Nancy Miller for the amazing photo of the Visitor Center 

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