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 10/19/19

A Fall color update, a discussion of animal coloration such as albinism, melanism, etc,, breaking news concerning the endangered Kirtland”s Warbler and more

Nature News 10/12/19

Fall color update, discussion of fall mast (nuts, berries, acorns, etc.), a Road Kill Report, discussion about autumn spiders, and more.

Nature News 10/05/19

A Road Kill report, fall color discussion, migrating birds, a special field trip report using a new phone app which identifies plants and animals, and more

Nature News 9/28/19

A special topic report today. Special guest Vicky Burke talks about the fall hawk migration here in western North Carolina.

Nature News 9/21/19

A special topic report today on the buckeye tree, a mast report (nuts, berries, etc.), news about migrating birds and insects, a fall color report prediction, and more.