Every year since the early 2000s, Martin Ryan and his family have planted 15,000 daffodil bulbs on the hillside of their property near Volcano in Amador County. The family planted the bulbs in November and February's warm temperatures led them to believe they could open early.
Daffodil Hill brings thousands of tourists who want to check out the bright Spring display. While they do not charge for people to see the flowers, they do have a gift shop where the money earned goes toward future plantings.
Unfortunately this year Amador County, like many other places, experienced a very warm February. During that time some of the flowers bloomed. However, in recent weeks, Daffodil Hill, which sits at about 3,000 feet in elevation, has experienced multiple hail and snow storms that have killed off early blooming flowers.
"We also understand very clearly that we're not in control, you know?" Ryan said. "We do what we do and mother nature takes over from there."
Ryan told FOX40 that he hopes the closure of his tourist attraction will not stop people from coming to the county to visit the wineries and other tourist destinations.