NOTICE: Weather permitting, the entire refuge will be CLOSED on Thursday, March 30, 2023, for an aerial feral hog control operation.
The Butterfly Garden
Located across the parking lot from the Visitor Center, the garden features one-quarter acre of lovely Texas native plants. The plants in the garden were specially chosen to serve as nectar sources or host plants for butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. All of the paths and a footbridge with handrails are accessible and ADA compliant.
Calling All Gardeners!
Love to work in the garden? Come and help us add plants, pull weeds and spread mulch in our beautiful butterfly garden. Bring your own tools and gloves, and join our team. The minimum age is 18, or 16 if accompanied by parent/volunteer. Garden volunteers get first dibs on thinned plants as well as access to seeds and cuttings for propagation. Contact Us for dates, times and details.
Butterfly Garden Walks
Enjoy the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman NWR! During the months of May through September, garden docents are on hand during Scheduled Garden Walks to help visitors identify the native plants and the visiting butterflies. Literature on plants and butterflies will be available, as well as close-focus binoculars to zoom in on the beautiful butterflies! Registration is optional, come and go or come and stay - free.
Butterfly Garden Docents
Do you love butterflies and native plants? Do you enjoy being outdoors and meeting new people? If so, then consider joining a group of volunteers who serve as docents in the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.
Contact Us for more information, or simply come to a Docent Meeting.
We'd love to meet you!
Information About Native Plants Blooming In:
Partridge Pea Photo by
Clarence A. Rechenthin, USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database.
How to Build a Butterfly Garden
Native Plant List for Grayson County: An extensive list of plants known to host various butterflies.
Founding Sponsors of the Butterfly Garden
Dr. and Mrs. Carlos Araoz
Dr. Hugh Garnett, Jetta Operating Company
Drs. Peter and Helen Schulze
Dr. Carlos Araoz, In Memory of Eulalia Araoz
National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
H. S. (Bert) and Lana Caswell Garcia
Clara Blackford Smith & W. Aubrey Smith Charitable Foundation
The Nancy Ruth Fund, in Memory of Sally Warden
The Oliver Dewey Mayor Foundation
Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society, in Memory of Sally Warden
Dick and Sue Malnory
Trinity Forks Chapter, Native Plant Society of Texas
Sherman Garden Club
Barbara and Wilbur Powell
Larry and Helen Vargus
Sue and Joe Abernathy
Grayson County Master Gardeners, In Memory of Jessie Gunn Stephens
Cathy and John Van Bebber,
Drs. Jerry Lincecum and Peggy Redshaw
Derek and Sandra Miller
Tom and Jean Flick,
Gary and Lee Hatfield
Doug and Sue Raasch
George and Laura Cooper
Ann and Ed Supina
John and Barbara Denton
Jim and Nancy Russell
American Bank of Texas
Becky Goodman, In Memory of Bob Hamilton
Maggie Goodman, In Memory of Gary Goodman
Ron and Diane Varley
Chuck and Donna Rogers
Alan and Shirley Lusk
Jon H. Kirk, Jr., In Memory of Jon H. Kirk Sr.
PepsiCo Employee Engagement Fund
Chuck and Kris Carlson
Monica and Charles W. Muil, Jr.
Sandra and Fred Freeman
Brian and Michelle Blackmon
Jon and Rosalee Jenkins
Gary Kohls and Karen Niessing
Mary J. Blanton
Betty Sue Mollenhour
Richard and LuAnne Malnory
Lou Ann and Larry Jackson
Karen Rice and Chuck Voelker
Pearce and Ann W. Bailey
Betty and Michael Mitchell
Jerry and Kay Bynum
Tim and Connie Bryant
Vernon and Peggy Harlan
Carolyn Kohls and Roger Mauermann
Mia and Richard Munson
Don and Kenlyn Lawrence
Dr. Jorge Araoz
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Special thanks to Nancy Miller for the amazing photo of the Visitor Center
See you at the refuge!