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.

The past month’s Nature News programs are below:

Nature News Podcasts

Nature News 2/16/19

Hosts Dan Lazar and Carlton Burke discuss late winter amphibian movement  happening now in western North Carolina with wood frogs, spotted salamanders, etc., report about a Colorado man attacked by a cougar  who killed it with his

Nature News 2/9/19

Host Carlton Burke interviews the founders of Appalachian Wildlife Refuge in Candler, NC, an area non-profit organization dedicated to helping injured and orphaned willdife

Nature News 1/26/19

Today on Nature News – Dan Lazar returns from Mexico and reviews his report on the world’s smallest volcano, a rare bird alert for Henderson County, conversation on various types of precipitation, and more

Nature News 1/19/19

Today on Nature News – Host Carlton Burke reports on the upcoming lunar eclipse on January 20-21, co-host Dan Lazar’s file reports from the Corkscrew Swamp in southern Florida and from Mexico at the site of the

Nature News 1/12/19

Host Carlton Burke reports on a wild turkey restoration effort between North Carolina and Texas, an Eye to the Sky Report, field trip reports from upstate South Carolina and eastern Tennessee, and field trip nature reports from