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Hagerman NWR

6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090

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April 2015

Guided Bird Walk

April 11, 2015 @ 8:00 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Join Texas Master Naturalist Jack Chiles on a guided birding walk on one of the trails at Hagerman NWR. Event held, weather permitting. Meet at Refuge Visitor Center. Loaner binoculars available. Free, no reservation needed.

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Second Saturday – The Coyote

April 11, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Learn about the wily coyote from Dr. Jessica Healy at free nature program, open to the public, no reservations needed.

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Butterfly Garden Grand Opening

April 28, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Come and see our new Butterfly Garden! Open to the public. Garden sponsors will be recognized. Enjoy a stroll through the blooms and butterflies.

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May 2015

Second Saturday at Hagerman NWR

May 9, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Dr. Michael Keck, Biology Professor, Grayson College will speak on "Turtles". Free nature series, open to the public, no reservations needed.

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Mother’s Day in the Garden

May 10, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Bring mom out to the Refuge and stroll through our new Butterfly Garden; docent will be on hand to interpret plants and butterflies, weather permitting. Free, open to the public.

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Butterfly Symposium

May 30, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Dale Clark, co-founder of the Dallas County Lepidopterists Society, will present a program on butterflies. Topics include butterfly gardening and basics, monarch migration, new species, butterfly rhythms, butterfly ID. Bring your sack lunch.

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Butterfly Symposium

May 30, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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The Bluestem Chapter, Texas Master Naturalists, present Dale Clark, speaking on Butterflies. This program qualifies for advanced Master Naturalist training. It is free and open to the public. Limited seating, reservations are required, email bluestemmasternaturalists@gmail.com.

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June 2015

Ants in Your Pants – For Ages 8 – 12

June 6, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Exactly how do ants find the way to your picnic and more! Hands-on nature activities. Registration opens May 5 and closes June 4 at 4 pm or sooner if classes fill.

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Ants in Your Pants – For ages 4-7

June 6, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Hands-on nature activities will help youngsters learn about this hardworking insect! Registration will open May 5 and close at 4 pm June 4, or sooner if classes fill.

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Second Saturday at Hagerman NWR

June 13, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Dr. Peter Schulze, Biology Professor at Austin College will speak on Prairie Restoration. Free nature program series.

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Prairie Restoration

June 13, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Dr. Peter Schulze directs the Center for Environmental Studies program at Austin College, including the Sneed Prairie Project. Learn what it takes to restore an area that has been farmed for many years and how the research is conducted at Sneed, which is right next door to Hagerman NWR.

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Hiking for Habitat at Hagerman NWR

June 20, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Join SCA Intern Courtney Anderson, Certified Interpretive Hike Leader and learn about the five habitats represented at the Refuge, one each month – Forest, Open Water, Wetlands, Prairie, and Forest. Hikes will be held on the third Saturday of each month, May through October. Meet at the Visitor Center.

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Grand Opening – Butterfly Garden

June 20, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Celebrate the new butterfly garden at Hagerman NWR. Garden sponsors and volunteers will be honored. Enjoy a guided stroll through the new garden. Public welcome. Event will be held, weather permitting.

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July 2015

Monarch!

July 11, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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The Monarch butterfly is being considered for listing as an Endangered Species. Learn more about this amazing butterfly at free nature program, with speaker Courtney Anderson.

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Second Saturday At Hagerman NWR

July 11, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Monarch! Courtney Anderson, graduate of Roger Williams University in Rhode island and Student Conservation Association intern at HNWR will present this program on the Monarch butterfly. Being considered for listing as endangered, conservation efforts are now in the forefront for this most popular butterfly.

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Hiking for Habitat at Hagerman NWR

July 18, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Hiking for Habitat at HNWR Join SCA Intern Courtney Anderson, Certified Interpretive Hike Leader and learn about the five habitats represented at the Refuge, one each month – Forest, Open Water, Wetlands, Prairie, and Forest. Hikes will be held on the third Saturday of each month, May through October. Meet at the Visitor Center.

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Butterfly Garden Walk

July 18, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Butterfly Garden Walk Meet with a docent at 10 am in the butterfly garden at the Refuge; walk through as the guide interprets the garden and identifies any visiting butterflies. Free. Weather permitting!

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Water Conservation

July 19, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Dotty Woodson, Water Resource Program Specialists, will present a lecture on Water Conservation. Topics will be where will future water come from? How will we protect and conserve water resources? What can we do in our landscapes to conserve water?

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Water Conservation

July 19, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Bluestem Master Naturalists – Water Conservation The Bluestem Chapter, Texas Master Naturalists, present Dotty Woodson, Water Resource Program Specialist, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center, speaking on Water Conservation. The program will be held in the Refuge Visitor Center and is free and open to the public. For more information see http://txmn.org/Bluestem.

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August 2015

Clean Green Algae Machine for 4 – 12

August 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Hey, kids!! Bet you cannot guess the many ways we eat algae every day…not to mention other uses! Free nature activities for ages 4 -12. Parents or other responsible adult must accompany children ages 4 – 7. Please register each child separately and notify us if unable to attend.

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Second Saturday – Waders at HNWR

August 8, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Herons, Egrets, Ibis, Yellowlegs, Stilts and more…Learn about the waders seen at Hagerman NWR at this presentation by Dr. Wayne Meyer, Associate Professor of Biology at Austin College. Free nature program series meets the second Saturday of each month. No reservations needed, open to the public.

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Hiking for Habitat at HNWR

August 15, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Join SCA Intern Courtney Anderson, Certified Interpretive Hike Leader and learn about the five habitats represented at the Refuge, one each month – Forest, Open Water, Wetlands, Prairie, and Forest. Hikes will be held on the third Saturday of each month, May through October. Meet at the Visitor Center.

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Butterfly Garden Walk

August 15, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Meet with a docent at 10 am in the butterfly garden at the Refuge; walk through as the guide interprets the garden and identifies any visiting butterflies. Free. Weather permitting!

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September 2015

Second Saturday – Wildflowers

September 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Don't miss Texas Master Naturalist Jim Varnum's presentation on wildflowers. Varnum is a self-taught student of nature where his interests range from birds to plants to prairies to land preservation. He spends much time searching for native plants out-and-about in the DFW Metroplex and beyond. Jim has been a Texas Master Naturalist since 1999. In 2008 Jim was one of five Texans to received The President's Volunteer Service Award for 5000 hours of volunteer service as a Master Naturalist. He…

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Hiking for Habitat at HNWR

September 19, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Join SCA Intern Courtney Anderson, Certified Interpretive Hike Leader and learn about the five habitats represented at the Refuge, one each month – Forest, Open Water, Wetlands, Prairie, and Forest. Hikes will be held on the third Saturday of each month, May through October. Meet at the Visitor Center.

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Butterfly Garden Walk

September 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Meet with a docent at 10 am in the butterfly garden at the Refuge; walk through as the guide interprets the garden and identifies any visiting butterflies. Free. Weather permitting!

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October 2015

Batty with Bats for Ages 4 – 12

October 3, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Did you know that bats are natural pest controllers? Nature activities for children ages 4 – 12; learning through fun! Crafts, games, stories, films and more. children are divided into two age groups, 4 – 7 and 8 – 12. Parents or other responsible adult must accompany the children aged 4 -7. Please register so we can be ready for your child, and notify us if your plans change.

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Insects – Second Saturday at Hagerman

October 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Free nature presentation by Dr. Steven Goldsmith, Professor of Biology, Austin College. Learn fascinating insect facts and the parts they play in our lives.

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Hiking for Habitat at HNWR

October 17, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Join SCA Intern Courtney Anderson, Certified Interpretive Hike Leader and learn about the five habitats represented at the Refuge, one each month – Forest, Open Water, Wetlands, Prairie, and Forest. Hikes will be held on the third Saturday of each month, May through October. Meet at the Visitor Center.

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Butterfly Garden Walk

October 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Meet with a docent at 10 am in the butterfly garden at the Refuge; walk through as the guide interprets the garden and identifies any visiting butterflies. Free. Weather permitting!

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November 2015

Youth FIRST

November 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Discover art in nature – it is all around us! Color, texture, shape and more! Then create your own nature art! For ages 8 – 12. Please register each child separately and notify us if unable to attend. Nature's Art for Ages 8 – 12

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Nature’s Art for Ages 4 – 7

November 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Children will learn to recognize art in nature – color, texture, shape and more! and create their own Nature Art. Hands-on nature activities for ages 4 -7; parents must accompany this age group. Please register each child separately and notify us if unable to attend.

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Second Saturday – Sparrows

November 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Dr. Wayne Meyer, Associate Professor of Biology at Austin College will help you learn to recognize the many different species of these small passerine birds that can be found at HNWR at various times of the year.

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Wild Neighbors

November 15, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Bonnie Bradshaw, Professional Wildlife Control Operator and President of 911 Wildlife, will present a program on what you should do when you see a bobcat or coyote in your neighborhood. Learn about 5 commonly held beliefs about urban wildlife are false. Discover why trapping and relocating animals is neither effective nor humane. Learn how to permanently solve problems with bobcats, coyotes, foxes, squirrels, armadillos, skunks, opossums and raccoons.

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December 2015

Geese by Golly

December 12, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Geese by Golly Mini-Bird Fest! Speakers, activity stations, goose tours, all free and family oriented. No reservations needed. Put some WILD in your life! 10 -11:30 AM – Learning Stations: Feather Facts; Bird Beaks; Get Ready for Bluebirds 10:30 AM – Talk – Backyard Birds 11 AM – 1 PM – Blackland Prairie Raptors – display of live raptors, sponsored by the Denison Area Chamber of Commerce 11:30 AM – 1 PM – Bring a picnic or enjoy BBQ pork…

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2015 Christmas Bird Count

December 19, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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2015 Christmas Bird Count Enthusiasts with any level of birding experience can join a count team on Dec. 19 at HNWR. Join a team for one half day or all day. We will need lots of "eyes" as the Hagerman count circle is 15 miles in diameter. Light supper will be served from 4 – 6 pm that evening as the count is tallied. Please call the Refuge, 903 786 2826 to sign up. There is also opportunity for home…

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January 2016

Second Saturday at Hagerman

January 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Prairie Restoration Director of the Austin College Center for Environmental Studies, Dr. Peter Schulze will present on the restoration program at Sneed Prairie, adjacent to the Refuge

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Begin to Bird – Part I

January 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Begin to Bird – Part I Great time to begin a new hobby! Birding can give life-long enjoyment. Start with the basics, with Dick Malnory. There will be two sessions – January 23 and January 30; the second session is a continuation of Part I, not a repeat. Advance registration is not required but helps us know how much material to have on hand, thanks! You may also call the Refuge, 903 786 2826 to sign up. Free of charge.

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Begin to Bird – Part II

January 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Begin to Bird – Part II Great time to begin a new hobby! Birding can give life-long enjoyment. Start with the basics, with Dick Malnory. There will be two sessions – January 23 and January 30; the second session is a continuation of Part I, not a repeat. Advance registration is not required but helps us know how much material to have on hand, thanks! You may also call the Refuge, 903 786 2826 to sign up. Free of charge.

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February 2016

Second Saturday at Hagerman

February 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Leave It to Beaver Dr. Jessica Healy, Assistant Professor of Biology at Austin College, will fill us in on this mammal with the hardworking reputation.

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November 2018

High on the Hawg

November 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Friend-and-FUNd-Raiser Dinner and Silent Auction. Delicious BBQ Hawg and all the trimmings. Bid on Disney Tickets and other fantastic items in our Silent Auction. Enjoy the music of Greg Guymon and Little Big Iron before and after dinner.Tickets at the door only, $10 adults, $5 for age 12 and younger.

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February 2019

Second Saturday @ Hagerman

February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Meelyn Pandit will give us a program on Bluebirds. He will talk about the characteristics of the birds, his research, and also his camera- monitoring system. He is from Oklahoma university. Second Saturdays at Hagerman NWR evolved after the second Red River Valley Birding and Nature Festival,  held in December, 2006.  A group of speakers had been identifed to serve as faculty for the first two festivals, giving the program committee a good starting point.  Click here for a list of all…

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March 2019

Second Saturday @ Hagerman

March 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Learn about shorebirds at the March Second Saturday. Dr. Wayne Meyer will talk about what makes a bird a shorebird and what makes a refuge a good place for them. Learn about their migrations, their wintering strategies and their breeding opportunities. Then Dr. Meyer will focus in on identifying the 38 species of shorebirds that visit Hagerman NWR. Second Saturdays at Hagerman NWR evolved after the second Red River Valley Birding and Nature Festival,  held in December, 2006.  A group…

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April 2019

Second Saturday @ Hagerman

April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hagerman NWR, 6465 Refuge Road
Sherman, TX 75090
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Second Saturdays at Hagerman NWR evolved after the second Red River Valley Birding and Nature Festival,  held in December, 2006.  A group of speakers had been identified to serve as faculty for the first two festivals, giving the program committee a good starting point.  Click here for a list of all Second Saturday programs held from the beginning, April, 2007, through August 2013, and a huge thank you to all these volunteer presenters through the years!

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