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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.

  • September 2
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Go Club at the library
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Gospel jam & sing in Gnaw Bone
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • September 3
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 Schoolhouse Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 4
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 5
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 6
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 7
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 7
    Government offices CLOSED
  • September 8
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 8
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    CSCD Roads, Security commissions
    6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. CSCD Office, 8377 Cordry Drive, CSLOA Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 8
    Nashville Parking & Public Facilities
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 10
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 10
    Nashville Arts & Entertainment Commission
    10 a.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 11
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 12
    Bible camp planned
    8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 5802 Old Settlers Road behind Brownie's restaurant
  • September 12
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 12
    Beer and live music at inn
    12:30 to 4 p.m. Story Inn, 6404 State Road 135 South
  • September 12
    Live birds of prey at fundraiser
    5 to 9 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • September 12
    Concert, dinner for emergency services
    7 p.m., 8 p.m. to midnight Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • September 13
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 14
    Beeline beekeepers club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 15
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 17
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 26
    CCC reunion slated at state park
    10:30 a.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane