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 6/21/19

A recorded field trip/nature walk around the grounds of the Nature News studio with host Carlton Burke

Nature News 6/15/19

Dan and Carlton have a road kill report on turtles, a wildflower and butterfly report from the Mount Pisgah area, a discussion about black bear bluff charges, and more.

Nature News 6/8/19

Dan and Carlton discuss nesting snapping turtles, young hawks, a wildflower report and more.

Nature News 6/1/19

On today’s program Dan and Carlton discuss synchronous fireflies, Dan’s moth party, a field trip report with Carlton in Polk County, and more.

Nature News 5/25/19

A field trip report. Hosts Dan Lazar and Carlton Burke visit The Kellogg Center property in Henderson County