Dr. Wayne Meyer will be the speaker for the Second Saturday program, December 14, at 10:00 a.m. in the Visitor Center at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Dr. Meyer, who is Associate Professor of Biology at Austin College, will give a slide presentation on Winter Waterfowl at Hagerman NWR and then two TAPS buses will be on hand for those who want to take a guided tour to see the geese and ducks. No reservations are needed for this free program.
Geese have been arriving over the past few weeks to spend the winter at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and the huge flock, estimated this week at 10,000, is a popular sight for visitors there. In addition a number of different duck species are wintering at the Refuge, including Northern Pintails, Northern Shovelers, Buffleheads, Green-winged Teal and more.
The primary mission of the Refuge, which was established in 1946, is to provide a safe place for resting and feeding for these migratory waterfowl. Hagerman NWR is located at 6465 Refuge Road, Sherman, Texas, on the Big Mineral Arm of Lake Texoma. The phone number is 903 786 22826.