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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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Dorothy B. Hash, 97, Columbus
  Mother of Richard Collins and John Collins, both of Brown County

Stephen Wesley Spicer, 69, Nashville
  Husband of Mary Jane Spicer (Eilar)

Judith Ann 'Judy' (Branam) Byrum, 77, Brown County
  Mother of Donna (Mark) Partridge of Brown County

  • March 26
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 26
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m. Artist Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 26
    Gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • March 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 28
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • March 28
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • March 28
    Annual cemetery meeting slated
    1 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • March 28
    Live music at sports bar
    8 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • March 29
    Mountain bike benefit to aid cheer fund
    noon to 2:30 p.m. Explore Brown County, 2620 Valley Branch Road
  • March 30
    Registration deadline for gardening soils workshop
    Extension Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • March 31
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • March 31
    Nashville Development Review Commission
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • March 31
    Representative's staff to conduct local office hours
    10 a.m. to noon County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • March 31
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • April 1
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees retreat
    10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • April 1
    BC Emergency Management Advisory Council
    8 a.m. Ambulance Base, 53 State Road 46 East
  • April 1
    Brown County SWCD
    6:30 p.m. SWCD Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • April 1
    BC Commissioners
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • April 2
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m. Artist Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • April 2
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • April 3
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • April 4
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • April 4
    Carnival and egg hunt at Hamblen Township Fire Department
    9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Hamblen Township Volunteer Fire Department, 5612 Gatesville Road
  • April 4
    Egg hunt at grocery store
    11 a.m. Brown County IGA, 30 Hawthorne Dr.
  • April 4
    Egg hunt at Deer Run Park
    1 p.m. Deer Run Park
  • April 4
    Egg hunt at assisted living facility
    2 p.m. BC Health & Living Community, 55 E. Willow St.
  • April 5
    Church events slated for Easter Sunday
    .m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • April 9
    Local Coordinating Council
    10 a.m. Comm. Corrections Office, Suite B, lower level of Veterans Hall, 902 Deer Run Lane,
  • April 9
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • April 9
    BC Convention & Visitors Commission
    8:30 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • April 10
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • April 10
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • April 11
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • April 11
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • April 12
    Mother’s Cupboard Soup Bowl benefit planned
    5 to 7 p.m. The Seasons Lodge, 560 State Road 46 East
  • April 16
    Local history and heritage presented at the library
    6:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • April 18
    Rock & mineral club
    6 p.m. Extension Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • 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