OK, the 1-3" of snow we are getting today doesn't exactly make it feel like we are experiencing Spring here on the Southcoast. However, there are a few moments when we are reminded that Spring is definitely on its way. The daffodils in bloom at Parsons Reserve in Dartmouth is one of those moments.

The Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust gave an update on the daffodil fields for the 2018 season over the weekend. "The daffodil field at Parsons Reserve is not in bloom. We believe the daffodils will start blooming next week with peak bloom in a couple of weeks (weather dependent)."

Parsons Reserve - DNRT / Facebook (3/30/18)

So it sounds like mid-April is your chance to grab your family and friends and head on over to see the daffodils in full bloom at 49 Horseneck Road, South Dartmouth. What a great way to spend an afternoon with the kiddos over Spring break!

Parsons Reserve wants to remind its visitors to "not step on the daffodils, do not pick the daffodils, and stay on the wood chipped paths! Commercial photography is prohibited along with props. Dogs must be on a leash throughout the reserve during the spring so they do not trample the daffodil and disturb the fragile vernal pool. Bikes are also not allowed on the reserve. Please respect our rules and enjoy the joys of nature!"

DNRT is asking for a $2 donation from non-members to help maintain the reserve. Become a member HERE.

Parking is VERY limited. They highly recommend visiting at less crowded times. There is an 8-10 minute walk over dirt trails from the parking area to the field.  Please plan accordingly. The season is expected to last until the beginning of May.

Update on Tuesday, April 10: