Celebrate Wildlife Refuge Week at Hagerman

In celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Friends of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge are hosting a full day of free nature events and programs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., October 13, at the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge, in Sherman. The family-friendly event will feature activities that include birding, butterfly and dragonfly walks,

nature talks, rainwater harvesting, how to use and care for binoculars, digital birding, canoeing 101, shorebirds and crafting origami critters.

The day kicks off with a guided bird walk at 9 a.m., with a different activity starting every hour until 4 p.m. Live birds of prey from the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center will be available to view and photograph from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the visitor center. A new film highlighting the story of legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold will be shown at 2 p.m. A variety of talks and demonstrations on subjects including fly-tying, backyard birds, rainwater harvesting and nature crafts will be available.

Location: 6465 Refuge Rd., Sherman. For more information and a schedule of events, call 903-786-2826 or visit FriendsOfHagerman.com.

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