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 2/20/19

Hosts Carlton Burke and Dan Lazar report today on migrating birds, Dan’s recent day trips to the Smokies, a special pre- recorded field report about an interesting interaction between a bald eagle and an oprey and more.

Nature News 4/13/19

Host Carlton Burke reports on the Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration and Vicky Burke joins the program to talk about spring bird migration and a fund-raising event called Raptorthon.

Nature News 3/30/19

A spring wildflower report, road-kill report, a field trip to look for a rare bird, and more.

Nature News 4/6/19

Dan and Carlton discuss spring wildflowers, planet viewing , migratory birds returning, a Road Kill Report and more.

Nature News 3/23/19

Dan and Carlton discuss cougar sightings, hummingbirds on the way, and a field trip birding report at Lake Junaluska in Haywood County with Carlton Burke and his wife Vicky