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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.

Obituaries
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Theresa “Terri” Dean, 59, Greenwood
  

George R. Osborn, 69, Brown County
  Husband of Sharon L.G. “Sherry” (Ford) Osborn of Nashville

Glenda Leonard, 75, Nineveh
  

  • March 5
    Go Club meeting Thursday
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 5
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • March 5
    Gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • March 5
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • March 5
    Bluebird Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 5
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BCJHS, 95 School House Lane
  • March 5
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m. Artist Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 5
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 6
    'SpongeBob Movie' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 6
    Live band at winery
    7 to 10 p.m. Chateau Thomas Winery, Coachlight Square, 225 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • March 7
    Meet your legislators at County Office Building
    10 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • March 7
    Meet 'Wilderness Plots' author at the library
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 7
    Music celebration at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 7
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • March 7
    Live music at winery
    7 to 10 p.m. Chateau Thomas Winery, Coachlight Square, 225 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 8
    'Wilderness Plots'-themed concert planned
    4 p.m. BCHS, 235 School House Lane
  • March 8
    Brown County bridal tour slated
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. various locations
  • March 8
    'SpongeBob Movie' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 9
    Beeline beekeepers club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 10
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • March 10
    Soil & water conservation district to celebrate 62 years
    6 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • March 10
    Widowed group euchre party
    1 p.m. Sycamore Valley Community Center, 746 Memorial Drive
  • March 10
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship, 602 State Road 135 North
  • March 10
    CSCD Roads, Security commissions
    6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. CSCD Office, 8377 Cordry Drive; CSLOA Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road
  • March 11
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • March 12
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 12
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • March 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • March 14
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • March 19
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 20
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 20
    Widowed group
    12:20 p.m. Brown County IGA parking lot, 30 Hawthorne Dr.; St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 21
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • March 21
    Jackson Township VFD yard sale
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • April 9
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • April 24
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • April 25
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • April 26
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont