Blaine resident’s photo chosen for Anoka County’s recyclopedia guide

Every two years, more than 122,000 households in Anoka County receive the Recyclopedia, a guide produced by Anoka County about how to reduce waste, reuse resources, recycle more and dispose of materials safely.

Nancy Wold’s winning photo in the Recyclopedia Send Us Your Best Shot amateur photo contest.

Nancy Wold’s winning photo in the Recyclopedia Send Us Your Best Shot amateur photo contest.

The cover of the upcoming 2013-2014 Recyclopedia will feature the photography of Blaine resident Nancy Wold, who has lived and gardened in Anoka County for 33 years.

According to Wold, her garden has provided the inspiration for many images as it has evolved from a garden into a habitat for birds and butterflies.

“I often need to explain my garden to first time visitors – the random milkweed popping up here and there, the sunflowers that germinate from bird seed, the small brush pile,” said Wold.

“I have raised many monarch and swallowtail butterflies from egg to caterpillar to butterfly and documented their growth with photos. This transformation still seems magical to me.

Nancy Wold of Blaine won the Anoka County Recyclopedia amateur photo contest.

Nancy Wold of Blaine won the Anoka County Recyclopedia amateur photo contest.

“My garden is visited by bees, moths, butterflies and other interesting insects. Birds nesting in my suburban yard include bluebirds, green herons, wrens, chickadees, robins, cat birds, brown thrush and even a mallard duck.”

This is a great way to raise awareness of all the great information the Recyclopedia has to offer and to showcase the talents of Anoka County citizens, according to Anoka County Commissioner Jim Kordiak, who chairs the county’s Waste Management and Energy Committee.

In addition to the cover shot, additional photos were selected to be featured inside the Recyclopedia, on the county’s Pinterest boards, and on the county’s website, www.anokacounty.us.

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