"Recycle Nancy," a scarecrow made out of trash found in Nancy Creek, now stands guard at the in Buckhead.
The scarecrow's presence at the nature center is fitting, because Nancy Creek runs through the property. Equipped with recycling bins, the amusingly affable Nancy stands beside the nature presrve's wildnerness trail that runs beside the creek.
Celia Gilner and Bill Little, who designed Recycle Nancy for the Atlanta Botanical Garden's scarecrow exhibit, donated her to the nature preserve, according to the Blue Heron web site. Gilner, whose property borders Nancy Creek, was intrigued by the number of objects that washed up on the creek's beach.
Along with broken glass, tin cans and plastic water bottles, she also found shoes, a fire extinguisher, gloves and containers of all sorts. She decided on constructing the scarecrow, soliciting neighbors' aid in collecting objects. Little, who makes metal yard art, was enlisted to aid Gilner in making the scarecrow.
"Except for her internal support Nancy is made entirely from items found in Nancy Creek," according to the Blue Heron Web site. "A metal ring became the base of Nancy’s skirt, and her body was made of large plastic pieces and a satchel that was cut to look like a backpack. She has a baseball head, golfball eyes, baseball bat arms and many other stunning items too numerous to mention."