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 5/21/22

Carlton Burke and Dan Lazar report today from the grounds of AB Tech in Asheville, NC

Nature News 5/14/22

Host Carlton Burke reports today from the Nature News studio with several listener reports on butterflies, birds, trilliums, fireflies,and advice on harvesting ramps sustainably and ethically, plus other local nature observations

Nature News 5/7/22

Dan and Carlton report today from the porch of Nature News. Some topics today include spring insects, hummingbirds, a “Tick Talk” and much more.”

Nature News 4/30/22

Dan and Carlton report today from the porch of Nature News on a nice, sunny spring day outdoors!

Nature News 4/23/22

Dan and Carlton report today from Lake Julian in Buncombe County as they observe a bald eagle nesting site there and also have reports and discussion about a possible plan to genetically engineer a Passenger Pigeon hybrid for release