Thursday, May 26, 2016

Web Bits

Did you know this about the Friends of Hagerman website?

Did you know that the first website for the Friends started out as the site for the 2005 Red River Birding and Nature Festival?  Following that event, the site was adapted to provide general information about Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and the Friends organization and activities. In June, 2011 we made  a brand new start with a site specifically planned for the Friends of Hagerman NWR. Today we will take a look at some features on the present-day website.

The Activities Tab brings up the scheduled events at the Refuge for the given month; click on  the next month to find future events.  Online registration for activities was added in the fall of 2012, in anticipation of BirdFest Texoma. Currently, families can register online for free Youth FIRST events and find nature activities and information as well, on  the Hagerman Youth Page.  You can also obtain or renew a Friends membership online, donate and shop for Hagerman pins, hiking medallions and patches.

Under the "Refuge" Tab at the top,  you can access Visitor Information, Bird Survey Data, with both census highlights and detailed census records, Trail information, Wildlife Guides for Butterflies, Dragonflies, Birds, Shorebirds,  Songbirds, Winter Birds, Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians, and Wildflowers; and the latest information and regulations for Hunting, Fishing and Boating  activities.

Click to the right of Visitor Information for Links to agencies for conservation, lake information, education, area attractions and more.

You can access the Featherless Flyer online, starting with the present and going back to January, 2010.  The same web page also  features "Five Years Ago in the Featherless Flyer".  Or - you can view the current Flyer and other news about the Refuge, Hunting/Fishing Boating,  and other seasonal topics on the News Page.

Under the Gallery Tab, you will find photo albums dedicated to Birds at Hagerman, Butterflies and Dragonflies, Wildflowers, Wildlife, Scenes at Hagerman, as well as Photo Club news and a Guide to Photographers that has been recently updated.  

For those interested in volunteer opportunities, you will  find Friends projects descriptions on the FOH Projects Page, under the "Friends" Tab.  You can also check out specific volunteer job descriptions  and let us know of your interests on the Contacts Page.

We do our best to stay on top of all this information for you, but please notify us promptly if you spot outdated information, broken links or any other aspect of the site that is not working properly.

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