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 8/13/22

Today on Nature News we discuss the meteorology of summer thunderstorms, August mushrooms popping up in the woods, groundhogs on our Road Kill Report, listener questions, and much more

Nature News 8/6/22

Dan and Carlton record the program today sitting on the porch of the Nature Center at Camp Rockmont for Boys in Black Mountain NC. Some of their topics today include a recent hike by Dan in the

Nature News 7-30-22

A special Topic Report today on Nature News – Join us as we discuss and celebrate a unique and interesting member of the insect family, the Katydid, whose repetitive and persistent calls are being heard every summer night in

Nature News 7/23/22

Dan Lazar and Carlton Burke host Nature News this week from the NC Arboretum with reports on high elevation wildflowers in bloom, a special field trip report from Dan at the Kellogg Center in Henderson County, along with some unusual

Nature News 7/16/22

Today Host Carlton Burke talks about katydids, the bizarre life cycle of the horsehair worm,  discusses the differences between turtles, terrapins, and tortoises, and plays a variety of summer insect sounds