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 5/8/21

Dan Lazar joins by ZOOM with Carlton Burke reporting from the NATURE NEWS studio with information today on wildflowers, International Migratory Bird Day, what to do if you find a baby bird on the ground, and more spring

Nature News 5/1/21

Hosts Dan Lazar and Carlton Burke report from Dan’s home in Buncombe County today with a Road-Kill report, Wildflower report, updates on migrant songbirds,and other spring-related topics

Nature News 4/24/21

Dan and Carlton report outdoors at the NATURE NEWS studio with discussion and observations on wildflowers, bears, birds and more

Nature News 4/17/21

Dan and Carlton wander around the grounds outdoor at the NATURE NEWS studio and report on what they see on a fine spring day – birds, wildflowers, butterflies, and more

Nature News 4/10/21

Today on NATURE NEWS, Dan Lazar and Carlton Burke report outdoors from the NATURE NEWS porch with a spring wildflower report from the Smoky Mountains National Park, a freeze damage report from last week’s low temperatures,and lots of