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NOTICE: Weather permitting, the entire refuge will be CLOSED on Thursday, March 30, 2023, for an aerial feral hog control operation.

Friends of Hagerman NWR Nature Photography Club

Mission Statement

The Friends of Hagerman NWR Nature Photography Club promotes interest in Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and encourages preservation of wildlife and habitats by supporting, assisting and educating nature photographers of all levels.


The photo club is open to anyone interested in nature photography, regardless of experience or type of equipment. Photo club membership dues and donations enable the Friends of Hagerman to offer photo club activities.

Click here to become a member of Friends of Hagerman and select a membership with Photo Club.

Photo club members will receive newsletters about meetings and activities. Photo club members, guests, and visitors are welcome to attend meetings. We encourage attendees who are not members of the photo club to sign up for a membership so that photo club activities can continue to be offered.

Photo by Melinda Hill

Jumping Spider by Randall Patterson


The photo club meets on the third Saturday of every other month from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Meeting months are January, March, May, July, September, and November. We meet in the Visitor Center at Hagerman NWR.

- Meetings typically include a guest speaker that gives a presentation related to technical photography techniques, nature photography, and/or photography software/equipment.

- We occasionally schedule photo shoots on the Hagerman NWR grounds. The photo shoot may be of a specific area or feature, such as the butterfly garden or lotus flowers.

- We hope to schedule field trips to nature locations.

Click here for upcoming events.

Northern Harrier by Bill Powell

Two Turtles on a Rock by Marilyn Pickens

Friends of Hagerman NWR Annual

Nature Photography Contest 

Every year in September, the Friends of Hagerman NWR Nature Photography Club sponsor a nature-themed photo contest. All photographers are invited to participate in the contest, regardless of age or skill level. Divisions include Beginner and Intermediate/Advanced. All photographers, including youth, are welcome!

Click here for photo contest details, including entry instructions, rules, awards, and past winners. Details for the 2023 photo contest will be updated soon.

Contact Info

Join the Friends of Hagerman NWR Nature Photography Group on Facebook.

- Keep up to date with photo club news.
- Post your photos taken at Hagerman NWR.
- Ask for assistance regarding photography.

Email the photo club leader at:



Hagerman NWR Photography Navigational Guide

- Birds on the Refuge

- Butterflies on the Refuge

- Dragonflies and Damselflies on the Refuge

- Wildlife on the Refuge

- Videos of Past Photo Club Presentations

Member Directory

Want to connect with other photo club members to ask questions, share information, or get together? You can share your contact info and camera info and view member's info in the Photo Club Member Directory. Be sure to select the option to share your info with other members.

Click here for the Photo Club Member Directory.

Click here for instructions on how to set up your profile and view the Photo Club Member Directory.

Photo by Laurie Snidow

Katydid by Wayne Meyer

Jumping Spider by Randall Patterson

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Events and activities hosted by the Friends of Hagerman are funded by donations and powered solely by volunteers.  There are no fees for admission to the refuge or parking; the refuge is open from sunrise to sunset every day of the year, drive on any road unless gated.

6465 Refuge Road

Sherman, TX 75092


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.

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 

See you at the refuge!

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