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 12/3/22

Carlton and Dan visit the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station  in Henderson County, NC and visit the Kudzu Products Fair.

Nature News 11/26/22

Today we replay a previously aired special about the demise of the American Chestnut Tree

Nature News 11/19/22

Hosts Dan Lazar and Carlton Burke have a Road Kil Report today and also “talk turkey” along with other nature news events

Nature News 11/12/22

Hosts Dan Lazar and Carlton Burke report today on local nature events from the banks of the Mills River at Mills River Community Park

Nature News 11/5/22

Hosts Dan Lazar and Carlton Burke have an update on fall colors, an Eye to the Sky report on an upcoming meteor shower, a discussion of what black bears are doing at this time of the year, and