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Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge activities in August
By Friends of Hagerman
Aug 1, 2018
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Opening Day Annual Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge 2018 Nature Photography Contest - Wednesday, August 1, 2018, all day

Calling all photographers! Time to enter the 9th annual contest! See the rules and entry form for details and good luck. Note - 4:00 p.m. August 31 is the deadline!


Garden Docents Meeting

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Program TBA for this meeting. Docents meet monthly to train to identify butterflies, native Texas plants and the plant-insect connection, and to plan for tours and other garden events. Visitors welcome to attend and learn more.


Butterfly Garden Walk

Saturday, August 4 and Saturday, August 18, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.  Come on your own or bring the family.  Every first, third and fifth Saturday, Garden docents will be on hand to help you identify the Texas native plants and the butterflies in the garden.  Use our close-focus butterfly binoculars to get a really CLOSE look.  Special activities for families available: scavenger hunts, meet the Metamorphosis Puppet and more. Garden walks are Come and Go or Come and Stay. The garden is free of charge and open to the public during Refuge hours.


Outdoor Crew

Tuesday, August 7 and Saturday, August 25

Show your love for nature! Join the Outdoor Crew at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, sprucing up trails, trimming and removing brush, trash and general cleanup! The Outdoor Crew meets on the First Tuesday and Fourth Saturday of every month. Please email friendsofhagerman@gmail.com for details and to join the team.


Second Saturday - Bats

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Bryon Clark will be back to speak about Bats, our only flying mammal. Despite a reputation for "creepiness", bats are known as the farmers' friend, consuming millions of insects and pollinating fruit. Learn more at this free nature presentation.


The Refuge Rocks - For Ages 4 - 7

Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Raccoons Rock!! What animal is an expert thief and wears a mask as a disguise? If you guessed raccoon, youre right Raccoons are so smart they have been able to have adapt to many different habitats including cities. Learn more about these cute and clever but also pesky animals. Please register each child separately. Parents/responsible adults accompany children in this age group.


The Refuge Rocks - For Ages 8 - 12

Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Raccoons Rock! Raccoons are very smart and have adapted to many different habitats, from country side to cities. How do they do that? Learn about these cute but pesky nocturnal omnivores at our free nature program this month. Please register each child individually.


Photo Club Meeting and Basic Photography Class

Saturday, August 25, 1:00

Courtney Anderson will present on photo composition in this session—the last of a series of classes.  All are welcome to attend.


Tram Tours

All aboard the all-electric Carlos and Eulalia Cardinal Express for a 60 - 90 minute tour along Wildlife Drive at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.  Free (donations accepted). Guided tours offered  at 10 am on Saturdays, weather permitting.  Call (903)786-2826 for reservations since seating is limited.  Standbys are accepted, if space permits.  Tours are recommended for age 6 - adult.  Please note - volunteers cannot access messages on Refuge phone system, to make a reservation or to cancel,  please speak to a volunteer 9 am - 4 pm Monday - Saturday or 1 - 5 pm on Sundays, thank you.  Sorry, no dogs other than service animals are allowed on board the tram.