Perhaps you found this page by reading the recent Wednesday Journal article about our family: http://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/05-15-2012/The_eagle-eyed_Gyllenhaals_of_Oak_Park_are_making_a_name_for_themselves_in_the_birding_community
If so, here are some links that might interest you:
Here’s a page with lists of the birds we’ve seen in Columbus Park (within the past week, month, year, and even earlier): http://neighborhoodnature.wordpress.com/about/our-ebird-lists-for-columbus-park-chicago/
This page has similar bird lists for south Oak Park, where Eric walks twice a week or so: http://neighborhoodnature.wordpress.com/about/our-ebird-data-for-south-oak-park/ (I may have seen and talked with you on some of these walks!)
And here are bird lists for our home and block in south Oak Park, updated about five times a week: http://neighborhoodnature.wordpress.com/about/ebird-data-for-our-block-in-south-oak-park-2/
You can find more of Aaron’s bird photos here: https://plus.google.com/photos/112788318822197151269/albums?banner=pwa&gpsrc=pwrd1#photos/112788318822197151269/albums
And here are some of Ethan’s photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/36997518@N03/ (These days he puts many of his photos on Facebook.)
If your family is interested in nature, you may want to attend Eric’s Nature Works programming this summer at Wonder Works, a Children’s Museum in Oak Park.
Here’s a link to Wonder Works: http://wonder-works.org/
And here’s a PDF poster about Nature Works: http://neighborhoodnature.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/nature-works-poster-5-10-2012.pdf
You may also be interested in our Salt the Sandbox website, started more than 10 years ago. It includes modules about the boys’ past interests in cicadas, rocks, cars, dinosaurs, and more: http://saltthesandbox.org/ Many Nature Works activities will be based on things Eric did with his boys when they were young.
That’s it for now. Thanks for visiting!