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Everything You Wanted To Know About Hot Air And Gas Balloons

            FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Everything You Wanted To Know About Hot Air And Gas Balloons WHAT ARE HOT AIR BALLOONS MADE OF?  The bag – or envelope, as it’s more properly called is made of a reinforced fabric called rip-stop nylon. Polyester and other fabrics […]

Studying one of Nevada’s fiercest raptors, the Northern Goshawk

  Submitted by Mackenzie Jeffress for Bristlecone Audubon Chapter with photos by NDOW staff. Often when I tell people that I am a biologist for the Wildlife Diversity Division for the Nevada Department of Wildlife, I have to follow-up with an explanation. The reason? Nevada is home to over 600 wildlife species […]

Hot Peppers! 

Hot Peppers!  With summer just around the corner, what a great time to talk about peppers.  HOT peppers that is! What Makes Peppers Hot? There is a chemical, called CAPSAICIN, found in peppers that give them their heat. Up to 80% of a pepper’s heat is found in the seeds and […]