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 2/22/20

Host Carlton Burke interviews Max Rose of Four Seasons Plumbing who offers eco friendly tips for going green with your plumbing and part one of a two part backyard bird count field trip in Polk county

Nature News 2/15/20

Host Carlton Burke talks with his wife Vicky about the Great Backyard Bird Count, an Eye to the Sky report concerning planet viewing and stargazing, and more

Nature News 2/8/20

Hosts Dan and Carlton discuss wood frogs, a new species of salamander from western North Carolina, the forests of Ecuador, and more.

Nature News 2/01/20

Today on Nature News, host Carlton Burke discusses groundhogs and the legend of Groundhog Day, woodcocks and their breeding displays, a Road-Kill Report, and a special report from co-host Dan Lazar from Ecuador

Nature News 1/25/20

A Special Topic Report today on winter hummingbirds that visit western North Carolina and other southeastern states, featuring an interview with licensed bird bander Mark Armstrong of East Tennessee Avian Research Inc.,  who spends much of his time banding