Throw on your boots, hats and gloves and join INHF for a winter walk at Snyder Heritage Farm.
INHF Stewardship Director Ryan Schmidt will lead hikers along a mowed path through this 154-acre nature area. Most of the walk will be in the property's Oak savanna, a lightly forested grassland dominated by oak trees. Along the way, he will provide insight into the farm's history, a look at past and current land stewardship, and native oak savanna plants and animals in winter. Hot chocolate will be provided after the walk. An RSVP is requested.
This will be a leisurely walk along a mowed path. Hikers of all abilities, levels of outdoor experiences and families are welcome. This is a great way to get outside and learn more about Iowa's native landscapes.
About Snyder Heritage Farm
For nearly 30 years, Snyder Heritage Farm has been slowly transitioning from a traditional farm to a beautiful blend of prairie, oak savanna, wetland and woodland ecosystems. It is now a 154-acre natural area just north of the Des Moines metro. Snyder Heritage Farm is owned and managed by Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.
- Boots with warm socks
- Winter hat and gloves
- A water bottle
- Binoculars for wildlife viewing opportunities, camera, field guides, etc. - if you like
- No experience necessary
- We will stay on a mowed path, but could encounter muddy/snowy and some uneven terrain
- You will be asked to sign a liability waiver
Snyder Heritage Farm is located 20 minutes northeast of Des Moines in Elkhart, Ia.
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Contact Ryan Schmidt at email@example.com or 515-288-1846, ext. 13