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Friends of Hagerman NWR Nature Photography Club

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Upcoming Events

    • June 15, 2024
    • 5:30 AM
    • Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road, Sherman, TX 75092

    UPDATE: 

    The Lotus Flower photo shoot for June 15th is canceled. Water levels are still very high and some roads -- including Wildlife Road -- on the refuge are closed.

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    The Lotus Flowers are blooming now if you want to try and get some photographs on your own. You can access the Meadow Pond trailhead from Bennett Lane from the South. Keep in mind that Meadow Pond Trail may be very wet and muddy to walk on.

    Join us for a photo shoot of Lotus flowers at Meadow Pond at Hagerman NWR. The Lotus flowers are a favorite attraction at the refuge and a great photography opportunity at sunrise.


    This event is limited to FOHNWR Nature Photography Club members only. Registration is not required. Click here to become a member of Friends of Hagerman and select a membership with Photo Club.


    June 15, Saturday:


    5:30-5:45 am. Meet in the Visitor Center parking lot. The Visitor Center will be open during this time for anyone needing to use restrooms. 


    5:45 am. Depart parking lot and drive vehicles in caravan style to Meadow Pond Trail. We will have seats available in a van. Please ride together in vehicles for the caravan so that there are only 10 vehicles. 

    No accommodations will be made for those who arrive late.


    When we arrive at Meadow Pond Trail, we will unlock the trailhead gate to allow vehicles through and it will be locked when last vehicle in the caravan enters. We will drive on the trail to Meadow Pond. Meadow Pond is about 2.5 miles from the start of Meadow Pond Trail.

    Sunrise will be around 6:15 am. We will spend time photographing the Lotus flowers in Meadow Pond for about 1-2 hours. When finished, all vehicles must leave the trail at the same time and no vehicle can stay behind. Vehicles cannot leave early, as the trailhead gate will be locked.

    There are no facilities (restrooms) on Meadow Pond Trail.

    What to wear/bring: Hiking shoes, insect repellent, water, camera and photography equipment.


    For questions about this event, contact:

    Lisa Wilkins, Event Leader

    Mobile 972-658-8544

    Email FOHphotoclub@gmail.com

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    For questions about the photo club, contact:

    Lisa Wilkins, Photo Club Leader

    Email FOHphotoclub@gmail.com

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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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