Visitors to Kennington Reservoir might have recently spotted some wooden wildlife perched atop posts. The carvings are part of the City of Greater Bendigo's projects to install new fencing at the reserve and provide public art. Bendigo artist Linton Torr carved the creatures from the timber of trees felled by the council. He said he was given the brief to create pieces depicting local native fauna. The council's manager of parks and open spaces Paul Gangell said retaining high-value timber in fencing and artwork was an aim, with most ironbark and grey box. "Given the natural environment... we're trying to ignite more passion and interesting in residents walking around the reservoir," Mr Gangell said, adding he hoped similar projects would roll out in other reserves Mr Gangell also said the the new one fence would not hinder the movement of turtles, as the old one had. Mr Torr has been creating bush furniture for about four years and only moved into wood carvings about two to three years ago. He has done other work with the council, including contributing to the Mulga Bill-inspired Eaglehawk play space, which opened last year. Have you signed up to the Bendigo Advertiser's daily newsletter and breaking news emails? You can register below and make sure you are up to date with everything that's happening in central Victoria.