INHF to Host Wildflower Walk

By CJ Younger on June 1, 2021 in Press Center


CONTACT: Joe Jayjack, communications director, or 515-288-1846 ext. 19

Wildflower Walk
INHF to host hike at Snyder Heritage Farm in Elkhart

ELKHART– Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF) will host a summer prairie hike at Snyder Heritage Farm on Thursday, June 10 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Hikers will see native flowers such as prairie flox and Ohio spiderwort in full bloom, and may even spot a few grassland birds along the way.

INHF Central Iowa Land Stewardship Director Ryan Schmidt will lead a guided hike through the property, share the Snyder story, point out native plants and animals, and provide insight into past, current and planned restoration. 

This is a FREE event. An RSVP is required. Space is limited.

WHAT: Wildflower Walk
WHEN: Thursday, June 10, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Snyder Heritage Farm, Elkhart, IA
RSVP: An RSVP is required for this event.

For nearly 30 years, Snyder Heritage Farm has been slowly transitioning from a traditional farm back to a blend of prairie, oak savanna, woodland and wetland ecosystems. It is now a 154-acre natural area just north of the Des Moines metro. Snyder Heritage Farm is stewarded by Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.

New and experienced hikers are welcome. This is a family friendly event. Hikers should wear sturdy shoes, long pants, mask, work and bring a water bottle.

Directions: View Google Map

Contact Ryan Schmidt at with questions.


Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit conservation group that works with private landowners and other partners to protect Iowa's land, water and wildlife. Since its founding in 1979, INHF has helped protect more than 180,000 acres of Iowa's wild places.

For more information, visit or call 515-288-1846.