Summer Hike at Snyder Heritage Farm (Elkhart)

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Enjoy a leisurely hike at Snyder Heritage Farm to see blooming prairies plants, grassland birds and discuss land stewardship in the savannas and prairies. Participants will have a chance to see compass plant, purple prairie clover, rattlesnake master, round-headed bush clover, and showy tick trefoil in bloom. 

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. 

Families welcome!

An RSVP is required. 

ABOUT SNYDER HERITAGE FARM

For over 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.

ATTIRE
  • Sturdy shoes or hiking boots, long pants and layers
  • Insect repellant and sun protection
  • Water bottle
  • A hiking stick, binoculars, field guide and/or camera, if you like
DETAILS
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes early
  • No experience necessary
  • Families welcome
DIRECTIONS

Snyder Heritage Farm
11700 NE 64th St.
Elkhart, IA

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QUESTIONS?

Contact Ryan Schmidt at rschmidt@inhf.org

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is committed to an equitable opportunity for individuals to gather, in which we strive toward an environment that is both safe and welcoming for all. INHF continues to work toward creating a more inclusive environment that encourages, supports and affirms the diverse backgrounds of our event attendees. Attendees whose words, actions or behaviors make other attendees feel unsafe or unwelcome at INHF events will be asked to leave.  

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EVENT DETAILS

Date:
Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Time:
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Location:
Snyder Heritage Farm
11700 NE 64th St.
Elkhart, IA 50073

Contact:
Ryan Schmidt
rschmidt@inhf.org

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