Here’s one point that has been made in opposition to the planned, but now paused, Bloomington gateway project at Miller-Showers Park: The park is home to lots of wildlife that might be disturbed by the project.
What sorts of animals hang out there? A B Square visit to Miller-Showers Park on Sunday morning documented four bird species that could be considered above-average: a red-shouldered hawk; a great blue heron; a downy woodpecker; and a blue jay.
The park’s wildlife inventory is not limited to just those birds. For example, muskrats are known to patrol the stormwater detention basins. Redhead ducks sometimes stopover in the winter. But on Sunday morning it was just the birds in these photos.
The complete set of photos is below. For a zoomed-in look at a photo, click or tap it, and from there you can swipe or arrow through the rest as a slideshow.
Photos: Miller-Showers Park (Nov. 5, 2023)