Impromptu Big Weekend

Kelley NunnRecovery Big Year

Brown Booby in flight at the Baltimore Harbor, MD

In a single weekend, I was able to reach an exciting landmark in my vestibular migraine recovery; I drove myself further than I have been able to in over a year and a half! Plus, I added three species to my recovery big year total: Brown Booby, Golden Eagle, and Greater White-fronted Goose. … Read More

Valerie’s Vestibular Migraine Survival Guide

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Vestibular Migraine Survival Guide

So, you have been getting vertigo, and you are beginning to suspect MAV (migraine associated vertigo)? Getting to this point has probably been a long journey of doctor’s visits– you’ve ruled out the more common causes of vertigo. The Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist tried the Epley maneuver on you a few times, the Neurologist wasn’t quite sure what was going on, and the Physical Therapist helped you deal with the symptoms, but you still don’t understand the cause. … Read More

Hawk Watch Adventure #3: Hawk Mountain, PA

Kelley NunnRecovery Big Year

Me, Sitting on the rocks at the Hawk Mountain Hawk Watch

I had wanted to visit Hawk Mountain for a while now, but the climb to the top of the hill was far beyond my physical capabilities. From the parking lot, the hike is only a mile to the top (which doesn’t sound like much, but requires nearly an hour of uphill hiking). Despite all of my success with improving my physical condition this year, this sort of exercise is still ‘pushing it.’ To add a layer of complexity, the trails are covered in rocks and even boulders, making balance and spatial awareness a necessity. But I knew I could do it; I was strongly motivated by the potential for a Golden Eagle or Northern Goshawk sighting, and the desire to knock “go to Hawk Mountain for the first time” off my to-do list. … Read More