Iowa Young Birders Hike at Snyder Heritage Farm (Elkhart)

INHF logo


We’re excited to partner with our friends from Iowa Young Birders for a morning of birding geared towards youth (ages 8-18) and families at Snyder Heritage Farm!

A 154-acre natural area just north of the Des Moines metro, Snyder Heritage Farm hosts a diversity of ecosystems including grassland, oak savanna, woodland, and wetlands. Perhaps not surprisingly, the area is home to a diversity of birds as well!

This trip is free to attend but advance registration is requiredAs an IAYB event, this field trip is open to young birders and their parents/guardians/caretakers. 

About Iowa Young Birders

Iowa Young Birders welcomes everyone to the outdoors regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, religion, creed, national origin, or disability status. Our events can accommodate wheelchairs, vision and hearing impairments, and other health conditions. For questions, or to request accommodations for an upcoming event, please send us a message or email. 

  • Sturdy shoes or hiking boots, long pants and layers
  • Insect repellant and water bottle
  • A hiking stick, binoculars, field guide and/or camera, if you like
  • Please arrive 5-10 minutes early
  • No experience necessary
  • Families welcome
  • There is a porta potty onsite

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

> View Google Map


Contact Sydney Algreen-Hunter at

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.

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.  

  1. snyder heritage farm


Saturday, August 3, 2024

9:00am - 11:30am

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

Sydney Algreen-Hunter