The wooden sculptures depict some of the wildlife that can be seen around the reserve and on the adjacent Stort Navigation.

The barn owl, dragonfly, water vole, woodpecker and otter seat were all commissioned by Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust, who own Thorley Wash, and were carved by local artist Dan Cordell

The Thorley Wash project is supported by the Rural Development Programme for England, for which Defra is the managing authority, part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.

Jenny Sherwen, the Trust's Community Nature Reserves Officer for Thorley Wash, said: “Explore the newly opened trail route, see the new sculptures and have a look at our recent restoration work. It is going to be very exciting this spring to see what wildflowers and other wildlife appear. I hope to see you at our open day in May!"

The reserve can be accessed from the Stort Navigation - park in Spellbrook Lane East and walk north along the Navigation.  Refreshments are available at the Three Horseshoes Pub on Spellbrook Lane East.

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Woodpecker sculpture

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting.