Due to the Governor’s emergency order limiting gatherings more than 10 people, the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT) has closed the Parsons Reserve and its daffodil field for the 2020 season as of March 24.

The entire Parsons Reserve will be closed. DNRT has blocked trails and will be monitoring the property to enforce the closure.  Police will also be patrolling the area.

According to DNRT Executive Director, Dexter Mead, the daffodil field typically attracts 8,000 to 10,000 people over a 3-week period.  “While we know that many people love the daffodils, we also know that limiting contact between people will save lives,” said Mead.

DNRT Development and Outreach Specialist Kendra Murray added, “The daffodils will be back next year.  In the meantime, you can enjoy our other Reserves, but be sure to follow appropriate guidelines for protecting yourself and others, including not coming within 6 feet of another person.”