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 3.25.23

Today on Nature News host Carlton Burke takes a spring walk outside the NATURE NEWS studio to comment on wildflowers, plants and other spring-related topics

Nature News 3.18.23

Today on Nature News Dan and Carlton report from The Park at Flat Rock and take a walk around to report on some early spring things they encounter

Nature News 3.11.23

On today’s program we talk about the Golden Mouse, the Giant Swallowtail Butterfly, a Road-kill Report, spring wildflowers, an Eye to the Sky Report, and more.

Nature News 3.4.23

Today on Nature News we talk about spring wildflowers, emerging snakes, and amphibians, a Road-Kill Report and much more

Nature News 2.18.23

Today Dan Lazar and Carlton Burke report from the UNCA Botanical Gardens in Asheville reminiscing about some past tree-related memories, discussing some early spring signs from the world of nature, and exploring the grounds of the Botanical Gardens