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 9/17/20

Dan and Carlton broadcast today from the woods in Pisgah National Forest in Henderson County. Some topics today include a wildflower report from Douglas Falls in Buncombe County, migrating birds including broadwing hawks and chimney swifts, how to get

Nature News 9/12/20

Dan and Carlton record their broadcast from the woods behind Carlton’s house. Topics today include black bears, autumn wildflowers, an entomyphagic fungus which attacks millipedes, a discussion about whether or not you should leave your hummingbird feeder up or

Nature News 9/5/20

Dan and Carlton visit again at the home and property of Jeff and Kathy Boyea in Alexander, NC located in Buncombe County north of Asheville, to see and share more nature finds around their Certified Wildlife Habitat. Some

Nature News 8/29/20

Dan and Carlton visit the vacation home of some Nature News listeners in the Hot Springs, NC area and have a great time discovering and interpreting the flora and fauna and other natural aspects of the “Pond

Nature News 8/22/20

Dan and Carlton continue their “On the Porch” series but today’s program is on the porch and around the grounds of Jeff and Kathy Boyea in the Alexander community in north Buncombe county. Jeff shares with us many