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(AT) Friends of Hagerman 2nd Saturday Nature Programs

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Hello Blackland Prairie Master Naturalist!

This is a Second Saturday free presentation by The Friends of Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge on the topic of Opossums, the only North American Marsupial.  This presentation will take place IN-PERSON at the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center Lecture Room.


Program:  Playing ‘Possum: Learning to Love Our Only North American Marsupial with Jessica Healy

Speaker:  Jessica Healy

Description:  Opossums may look like giant rats, but they are actually the only marsupial native to North America, raising their babies in a pouch like kangaroos. They have a mouthful of sharp teeth but will play dead instead of biting back when attacked. Come hear Dr. Jessica Healy talk about the behavior and biology of this misunderstood but marvelous mammal!

Dr. Jessica Healy, PhD is an Associate Professor of Biology at Austin College in Sherman, TX. Originally from Iowa, Dr. Healy attended Colorado State University for graduate school, receiving a PhD in Zoology in 2010. Dr. Healy primarily studies the physiological ecology of hibernating species like ground squirrels, but as a Mammologist has an interest in the natural history and ecology of all mammals.

Date:  Saturday, September 10, 2022

Time:  10:00 AM

Location:  6465 Refuge Road, Sherman, TX 75092

Registration:  Not Required

Logging AT:  Approved for 1 hour AT to be logged as AT: BPTMN: Other Pre-Approved Training with “Opossums” in the training description box

Links for More Information:

Linda Nixon
BPTMN Communications Director



Friends of Hagerman 2nd Saturday Nature Programs

  • Meeting Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Approved for 1 hour AT to be logged as AT: BPTMN: Pre-Approved Training with Title of class in description box.
  • Location: Zoom meeting, registration is usually available a week before presentation through their webpage or facebook.


September 10
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Friends of Hagerman


Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge
6465 Refuge Rd
Sherman, TX 75092 United States
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