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 4/4/20

A Nature News Field Trip today. Host Carlton Burke and his wife Vicky are driving to South Carolina participating in a ‘Raptorthon” event where they try to find and count as many birds of prey as possible in 24 hours.

Nature News 3/27/20

Hosts Carlton Burke and Dan Lazar are outdoors at the Nature News studio discussing wildflowers, insects, and other spring topics.

Nature News 3/21/20

Hosts Carlton Burke and Dan lazar “sit in the porch” at the NATURE NEWS studio and discuss birds at the feeder, wildflowers and other spring topics plus a discussion of a possible new danger and decline to

Nature News 3/12/20

Host Carlton Burke describes some interesting wild encounters, a road-kill report, report on a new disease threat to salamander populations in the southeastern United States

Nature News 3/7/20

Carlton interviews Savannah Trantham and Kimberly Brewster, co-founders of the non-profit organization Appalachian Wildlife Refuge, a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation organization located in Candler, NC which serves western North Carolina