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PHOTO GALLERY: Spring in Brown County

Photos by Tom Lotshaw and Melissa Walther.

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  • A Mayapple sprouts in Yellowwood State Forest. Photo by Melissa Walther.  » Click to zoom ->

    A Mayapple sprouts in Yellowwood State Forest. Photo by Melissa Walther.

  • A rue anemone blooms on the bank as Jackson Creek sparkles in the background. Photo by Melissa Walther.  » Click to zoom ->

    A rue anemone blooms on the bank as Jackson Creek sparkles in the background. Photo by Melissa Walther.

  • These Virginia bluebells along Bean Blossom Creek aren't as blue as they are pink. Photo by Melissa Walther.  » Click to zoom ->

    These Virginia bluebells along Bean Blossom Creek aren't as blue as they are pink. Photo by Melissa Walther.

  • Wild geraniums bloom in Brown County State Park. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    Wild geraniums bloom in Brown County State Park. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • A nodding trillium blooms on a rainy spring day. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    A nodding trillium blooms on a rainy spring day. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • A box turtle seeks shelter from the rain. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    A box turtle seeks shelter from the rain. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • Bluets bloom along Strahl Lake in Brown County State Park. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    Bluets bloom along Strahl Lake in Brown County State Park. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

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  • A dragonfly caught in a spider web in Brown County State Park. It broke free and escaped moments later. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    A dragonfly caught in a spider web in Brown County State Park. It broke free and escaped moments later. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • A tiger swallowtail stops for some nectar in Brown County State Park. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    A tiger swallowtail stops for some nectar in Brown County State Park. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • Fog forms over Yellowwood Lake as the sun sets on a rainy day. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    Fog forms over Yellowwood Lake as the sun sets on a rainy day. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • Trees are quickly leafing out, as seen last weekend from an overlook in Brown County State Park. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    Trees are quickly leafing out, as seen last weekend from an overlook in Brown County State Park. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • Pink oxalis blooms on a hillside in Brown County State Park. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    Pink oxalis blooms on a hillside in Brown County State Park. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • Wood poppies bloom along Jackson Creek. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    Wood poppies bloom along Jackson Creek. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • Witch's butter oozes from a rotting branch. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    Witch's butter oozes from a rotting branch. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • A wild geranium about to bloom in Yellowwood State Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    A wild geranium about to bloom in Yellowwood State Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • Apple blossoms on a rainy spring day near Lake Monroe. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    Apple blossoms on a rainy spring day near Lake Monroe. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • Spring larkspur blooms along Jackson Creek. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    Spring larkspur blooms along Jackson Creek. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • A bald eagle perched over Yellowwood Lake. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    A bald eagle perched over Yellowwood Lake. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • A red admiral butterfly rests during a windy day atop Browning Mountain. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    A red admiral butterfly rests during a windy day atop Browning Mountain. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • A zebra swallowtail visits a spring beauty on Browning Mountain. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    A zebra swallowtail visits a spring beauty on Browning Mountain. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • The sun peeks out over Jackson Creek on an otherwise overcast day. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    The sun peeks out over Jackson Creek on an otherwise overcast day. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • Water beads up on a leaf in Yellowwood State Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    Water beads up on a leaf in Yellowwood State Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • A warm spell earlier this April brought out this black snake in Hoosier National Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    A warm spell earlier this April brought out this black snake in Hoosier National Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • A spring azure near Lake Monroe. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    A spring azure near Lake Monroe. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • Jack in the pulpit glows in the sunshine in Yellowwood State Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    Jack in the pulpit glows in the sunshine in Yellowwood State Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • An eastern gray tree frog makes his way along the forest floor near Jackson Creek. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    An eastern gray tree frog makes his way along the forest floor near Jackson Creek. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • A morel mushroom, moments before being picked for dinner. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    A morel mushroom, moments before being picked for dinner. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • Redbuds bloom near Lake Monroe. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    Redbuds bloom near Lake Monroe. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • A yellow trout lily blooms at Deer Run Park. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    A yellow trout lily blooms at Deer Run Park. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • A grapevine epimenisis moth in Hoosier National Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    A grapevine epimenisis moth in Hoosier National Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • A duskywing butterfly in Hoosier National Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    A duskywing butterfly in Hoosier National Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • A skink surveys a spring day from the side of a tree in Hoosier National Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    A skink surveys a spring day from the side of a tree in Hoosier National Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • Dutchman's breeches bloom along Jackson Creek in Yellowwood State Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    Dutchman's breeches bloom along Jackson Creek in Yellowwood State Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • A young fiddlehead unfurls this spring in Yellowwood State Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    A young fiddlehead unfurls this spring in Yellowwood State Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • Spring beauties carpet the forest floor along Jackson Creek. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    Spring beauties carpet the forest floor along Jackson Creek. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • Harbinger of spring blooms along Jackson Creek. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    Harbinger of spring blooms along Jackson Creek. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • A patch of violets blooms in Yellowwood State Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    A patch of violets blooms in Yellowwood State Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • Sharp-leaved hepatica blooms earlier this spring in Yellowwood State Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    Sharp-leaved hepatica blooms earlier this spring in Yellowwood State Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • An acorn sprouts in Yellowwood State Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    An acorn sprouts in Yellowwood State Forest. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • A tuft of grass goes to seed on a hillside overlooking Jackson Creek. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    A tuft of grass goes to seed on a hillside overlooking Jackson Creek. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • A salamander found under a rock along Jackson Creek. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    A salamander found under a rock along Jackson Creek. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • An oak leaf decays on a bed of moss. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.  » Click to zoom ->

    An oak leaf decays on a bed of moss. Photo by Tom Lotshaw.

  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 23
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 27
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 27
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 28
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road
  • December 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 31
    Live band at the Playhouse
    8 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 2
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 8
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 10
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • January 14
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 7
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.