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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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Craig Lawrence Holden, 48, New Palestine
  Husband of Dawn (McKamey) Holden formerly of Brown County

Melissa Ann Smith, 38, Nashville
  Mother of Michaela Smith of Nashville

James Lee "Jimmy" Bock, 47
  Brother of Patricia Bock of Nashville

  • September 20
    Quafftoberfest at music park/campground
    9 a.m. to midnight Bill Monroe Music Park, 5163 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 20
    BucCornEar Fest for Jackson TVFD
    10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jackson TVFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • September 20
    Saturday at BCSP Nature Center
    10 a.m., 2 p.m, 8 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 20
    Comedy country music revue at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren
  • September 20
    Dedication/celebration of BETA art sculpture
    11 a.m. BETA teen center, 45 S. Jefferson St., behind Miller's Ice Cream and Hoosier Artist at the alley intersection
  • September 20
    'The November Man' movie at the Playhouse
    1 p.m. Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren
  • September 21
    Monarch talk at BCSP Nature Center
    2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 21
    'The November Man' movie at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren
  • September 22
    Guided fall hike from BCSP fire tower
    2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 22
    Free small business seminar presented by ISBDC
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • September 23
    Ornithologist's field bag at BCSP Nature Center
    2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 23
    BC Area Plan Commission
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • September 23
    New 12-step meetings open in Van Buren area
    7 to 8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 24
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • September 24
    CSCD Board of Directors
    7 p.m. CSLOA Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road
  • September 24
    BC Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • September 24
    BC Parks & Rec. Board
    5:15 p.m. BC Parks & Rec. Office, 1001 Deer Run Lane
  • September 24
    Taste of fall at BCSP Nature Center
    2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 24
    Bluegrass festival at music park
    Bill Monroe Music Park, 5163 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 25
    Go Club at the library
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 25
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • September 25
    Bluegrass festival at music park
    Bill Monroe Music Park, 5163 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 25
    Brown County/ Purdue Extension Board
    7 p.m. 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • September 25
    Thursday at BCSP
    10 a.m., 2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 26
    Bean Blossom farmers market Friday
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, State roads 135 North and 45, Bean Blossom
  • September 26
    Comedy country music revue at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. Brown County Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren
  • September 26
    Bluegrass festival at music park
    Bill Monroe Music Park, 5163 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 26
    Friday at BCSP
    2 p.m., 7 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 27
    Bluegrass festival at music park
    Bill Monroe Music Park, 5163 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 27
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • September 27
    Fall family farm day at theraputic horse farm
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hope for Hearts Farm Inc, 1005 W. State Road 45
  • September 27
    Women’s Retreat Day
    8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Salvation Army, 168 S. Jefferson St.
  • September 27
    Saturday at BCSP Nature Center
    9 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 27
    Parks and recreation plans ladies tea
    10 a.m. Sweetea's Tea Shop, 225 S. Van Buren St. in Coachlight Square
  • September 27
    Betty Begonia sale slated for September
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artist's Retreat Cottage, 1641 Oak Grove Road
  • September 28
    Pinecone craft at BCSP Nature Center
    2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 28
    Therapy dogs to listen to readers
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 29
    Monday at BCSP
    10 a.m., 8 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • September 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 30
    Nashville Development Review Commission
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 30
    Fall flowers at BCSP Nature Center
    2 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • October 1
    Local Emergency Planning Committee
    9 a.m. Ambulance Base, 53 State Road 46 East
  • October 1
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • October 1
    Brown County Commissioners
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • October 1
    BC SWCD
    6:30 p.m. SWCD Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • October 2
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • October 2
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 2
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 3
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • October 4
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • October 4
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • October 4
    Chili supper, music and mystery auction at Hickory Ridge
    5 p.m. Hickory Ridge Center, 2314 Hickory Ridge Lane
  • October 5
    Herb barn hosts antique market
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Flower & Herb Barn, 5171 Bean Blossom Road, Nineveh
  • October 5
    Elkinsville community reunion near Browning Mountain
    11 a.m. Bill Miller's farm, Elkinsville
  • October 7
    Magic club
    5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • October 8
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • October 9
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • October 9
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 10
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • October 11
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • October 11
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • October 11
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • October 11
    Second Saturday Village Art Walk
    5 to 8 p.m. Downtown Nashville
  • October 14
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • October 15
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • October 25
    BCSP Halloween activities
    5 to 6 p.m., 8 to 10 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • November 8
    Second Saturday Village Art Walk
    5 to 8 p.m. Downtown Nashville
  • November 8
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road