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 1/18/20

Host Carlton Burke discusses recent Wood Frog breeding activity, a Road Kill Report, Eye to the Sky Report and more.

Nature News 1/11/20

A Special Topic Report today on some winter hikes around the area

Nature News 1/4/20

Identifying winter trees, a discussion concerning gray squirrels, earthstars, “Ask a Naturalist” questions, and more

Nature News 12/28/19

Winter sunsets, an owl in a Christmas tree, New Years’ Nature resolutions and more.

Nature News 12/21/19

The results of the Henderson County Christmas Bird Count for 2019, a Road-Kill Report about raccoons, Dan and Carlton exchange natural Christmas gifts, and more..