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 11/21/20

Today on Nature News – a lot of “turkey talk”, Dan and Carlton talk about habits and routines of our wild turkeys plus other seasonal notes from the world of nature

Nature News 11/14/20

Today on Nature News Dan and Carlton discuss autumn color, some interesting reports from the US Forest Service concerning urban areas, a road -kill report concerning deer, and more

Nature News 11/07/20

Today on Nature News we discuss fall leaf color, test out the smartphone app called SEEK on various leaves and other plants, and answer some interesting listener questions on our Ask a Naturalist segment plus more!

Nature News 10/31/20

Today is Halloween so Dan and Carlton share some spooky/scary nature stories relating to wild plants, animals and fungi. Tune in to hear about the Day of the Dead, Insect Undertakers, Birds That Eat the Dead, Dead Man Fingers,

Nature News 10/24/20

Today Dan and Carlton record their broadcast from Dan’s front porch and discuss the joy of living in the southern Appalachian mountain region and have an extensive report about fall color around the region