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 12/13/19

Dan and Carlton discuss rufous hummingbirds, Christmas trees, wood frogs, black bears and more.

Nature News 12/7/19

Local rare bird sightings, a Road-kill Report concerning deer, Eye to the Sky report on planet viewing and constellations, and more

Nature News 11/30/19

A Nature News special topic report today – “Wintergreen” . Dan and Carlton discuss many of the special evergreen plants found in the Appalachian Mountain landscapes during the late autumn and winter months

Nature News 11/23/19

A Special Topic Report Today – “In Honor of Trees”

Nature News 11/9/19

News about a local black bear attack, sighting of a rare rufous hummingbird, a fall color report from the Smoky Mountains National Report and Dan shares an original poem about leaves