Nature News

Every Saturday on WTZQ at 7am you can listen to Nature News with Carlton Burke and Dan Lazar.

Naturalist and educator Carlton Burke lives in Mills River, NC where he operates an educational service called “Carolina Mountain Naturalists” which specializes in presenting live animal and nature programs and displays for area schools, summer camps, and many other organizations. Carlton was also on staff for over 25 years as the Curator of Exhibits at the Western North Carolina Nature Center in Asheville, NC. He is also a state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator and can be heard each Saturday morning co-hosting NATURE NEWS, a local, hour-long radio program, featuring news from the natural world around the western NC region.

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The past month’s Nature News programs are below:

Nature News Podcasts

Nature News 7/24/21

Host Carlton Burke shares some of his personal nature moments of the week and also has reports concerning dying birds found around bird feeders in some nearby states, a new upcoming ban prohibiting the sale and barter of

Nature News 7/17/21

Host Carlton Burke takes listeners on a virtual field trip today to the Blue Wall Preserve in upstate South Carolina along the base of the Blue Ridge Escarpment to discover plants and various animal encounters from earlier in the

Nature News 7/10/21

Today on NATURE NEWS, an on-the-road report from co-host Dan Lazar, a new deterrent to keep snakes out of nest boxes for birds, information on the Safe Passage Project in the Pigeon River Gorge in western North

Nature News 7/3/21

On today’s NATURE NEWS we discuss the use of eDNA, some personal nature moments from our week, invasive species, a Road-Kill Report concerning birds, listener questions about dogwoods and deer, and of course much more, 

Nature News 6/26/21