Outdoor crew work day

Tuesday, June 6, and Saturday, June 24, 8:00 a.m.

Guests are invited to join the Outdoor Crew at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, to spruce up trails and trim and remove brush, trash and general cleanup. Volunteers will meet at the Visitor Center the first Tuesday and the fourth Saturday of each month. For more information, contact friendsofhagerman@gmail.com.

Garden work day

Wednesdays, June – October: June 7, 14, 21, 28, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Individuals who enjoy gardening can spend time beautifying the butterfly garden at HNWR as part of a team that meets on Wednesday mornings through the growing season, weather permitting, for two hours. The team is organized on a come-when-you-can basis. Gardeners provide their own tool; snacks and water are provided for them. Gardeners get to take home extra plants. For more information, contact friendsofhagerman@gmail.com.

Early bird guided walk

Saturday June 10, 8:00-9:30 a.m. (Weather Permitting)

Visitors can join Wayne Meyer for a guided bird walk on one of the trails at HNWR. Participants should meet at the Visitor Center, bring binoculars or they can borrow some of the Refuge’s. The group will return in time for Second Saturday presentation. The event will not be held in case of rain.

Second Saturday – Dragonflies

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10:00am – 11:30 a.m.

USFWS Endangered Species Specialist Omar Bocanegra returns to speak on his favorite subject, dragonflies. Long before the dinosaurs walked the Earth, dragonflies took to the air. Learn the natural history of this fascinating insect at this free nature program, open to the public, free.

Nature O’logy Camp, (Free)

Wednesday, June 14, 8:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Take a walk on the wild side and spend the day learning about birds, butterflies, fish, fossils, leave no trace behind, nature art, ponds, prairies, and water cycles. For a registration form, send an email to bluestemmasternaturalists@gmail.com Registration limited to 30 students.

Free tram tours, Saturdays and Sundays

Guests are welcome to take a guided tour of the Refuge with an expert birder aboard the open air, all-electric Carlos and Eulalia Cardinal Express. Individuals can enjoy a trip along Wildlife Drive and some of the Pad roads at the Refuge, with frequent stops to view and photograph wildlife, especially birds; visitors will also learn about the history of the town of Hagerman and how the Refuge operates.

These 60-90 minute guided tours are offered at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. Seating space is limited, so reservations are encouraged by calling 903-786-2826 between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday thru Saturday, or from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Individuals must speak to a volunteer when making or cancelling a reservation, as volunteers are unable to access messages on the Refuge phone system. No dogs except service dogs are permitted on the tram. Tours are free of charge; however, donations to the tram maintenance fund are accepted.