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 12/15/18

Dan and Carlton talk about the recent winter storm, snow totals, and its effect on wildlife, the recent nearby earthquake in Tennessee, also a discussion of Christmas trees

Nature News 12/8/18

Discussion of the white-tailed deer rutting season, part three of a pneumonic bird quiz, Eye to the Sky report on the planet Venus, and more.

Nature News 12/1/18

Hosts Dan and Carlton host various reports on local nature happenings and part two of a pneumonic quiz concerning bird calls.

Nature News 11/24/18

Today Dan and Carlton have a late autumn color report, discuss thankfulness in terms of their love for nature, part one of a pneumonic quiz concerning birds, and more.

Nature News 11/17/18

On today’s program – a fall color update, local man has a”fist fight” with a black bear, the Leonid Meteor Shower, Dan’s thanksgiving poem about turkeys, and more.