Forecast: Saturday morning, April 14, 2012, will be full of interesting activities at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge!
WALK - Dr. Wayne Meyer will lead a nature walk on one of the five trails at Hagerman. Walkers are to meet Dr. Meyer at the FOH Center at 8 am, and he advises “dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and participants may want to bring a camera, field guides and/or binoculars”. Walk will end in time for the Second Saturday presentation.
TALK - John Slaughter will present a program on Arachnids of North Texas, for Second Saturday at the Refuge on April 14. John is a Certified Entomologist who has been working with arachnids as a hobbyist for over forty years. He currently owns over 2000 tarantulas and scorpions, and belongs to a number of entomology societies including the Entomology Society of America and the American Tarantula Society. John, a branch manager for Orkin Pest Control in the Metroplex, will bring live specimens for audience to see as he talks about tarantulas/spiders and how they benefit the ecosystems where they are found. His presentation will begin at 10 am in the Multi-purpose Meeting Room of the Visitor Center at the Refuge.
FUN FOR THE YOUNG - Second Saturday for Youth will be held from 10 – 11:30 am on April 14, in the Audio Visual Classroom of the FOH center. Busy Bees will be the topic for this hands-on nature program for children ages 4 – 10, led by Katie Palmer. Reservations are needed to insure materials for each child, and may be made by calling the Refuge, 903 786 2826. Youngsters aged 6 and under must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.
FYI - Second Saturday activities are free of charge and open to the public. Reservations are need only for the youth program. Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge is located at 6465 Refuge Road, Sherman, Texas, 75092. For more information, call the Refuge or visit friendsofhagerman.comhttp://www.friendsofhagerman.com.