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 11/27/21

Some of our topics today include armadillos, black bears, fall colors, and more

Nature News 11/20/21

On today’s program we take a walk at the Carl Sandburg Historic Site in Flat Rock, North Carolina and report on some interesting plants, etc. that we encounter along the way

Nature News 11/13/21

On today’s program we report on fall leaf color, a bear “burglar” in Asheville, a Road-Kill Report, chipmunks and deer mice collecting fall nuts, and more

Nature News 11/6/21

Dan Lazar and Carlton Burke report today from the grounds of the Asheville Botanical Gardens in Asheville, NC as they stroll about and report on various fall colors of some of the trees and shrubs growing there

Nature News 10/30/21

Dan Lazar and Carlton Burke report today on fall color, a report on a very old tree in the Smokies discovered by Dan, scary things from nature seen around Halloween time and more.