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 10/13/18

Dan Lazar and Carlton Burke talk about some unusual tree fruits, caterpillars, monarch butterflies, and more

Nature News 10/06/18

Dan Lazar and Carlton Burke report on fall colors, wildflowers in bloom, migrating birds, a road kill report,a  two-headed copperhead found in Virginia, a cougar attack on a human in Oregon, and more

Nature News 9/29/18

Dan Lazar and Carlton Burke report on black bears, fall bird migration including a rare local sighting of a Kirtland’s Warbler, an endangered species, monarch butterfly migration, and much more

Nature News 9/22/18

Dan Lazar and Carlton Burke talk about stink bugs, black bears, a wildflower bloom report and a hawk migration update from the Blue Ridge Parkway from Vicky Burke

Nature News 9/15/18

A field trip today on Nature News to Jackson Park in Hendersonville, NC. Host Carlton Burke joins his wife Vicky for a field trip in Jackson Park to look for birds, wildflowers and more.