AE21 Wild Life with Carlton Burke: Meet the Box Turtle

Wednesday May 19

1:00 PM  –  2:00 PM


Wild Life with Carlton Burke: Meet the Box Turtle

Instructor: Carlton Burke

ONLINE*  Wednesday, May 19; 1 to 2 p.m.

$15 Member | $20 Non-member


Nobody better to teach us about wildlife in the Blue Ridge than Carlton Burke, a naturalist, educator, and licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator. This lunch hour series will introduce you to a different animal neighbor each month. Learn more about mountain wildlife species and what you can to do protect and preserve them.

On our May online presentation of "Wildlife with Carlton Burke", we will be learning all kinds of interesting information about our official North Carolina state reptile - the Eastern Box Turtle. Box turtles are declining across much of their range for a variety of reasons, despite the fact that they can live decades longer than most of our other wildlife species. Find out why and what you can do to help box turtles that you might come across. You'll also get to virtually meet a couple of live box turtles from Carlton's educational collection.


*Instructions for joining via Zoom will be included in your confirmation email following registration. Please add to your contacts to ensure our emails do not end up in your spam folder. A recording of the class will be made available to registered participants for a limited period following the session for review and to provide access to those with scheduling conflicts.


Carlton Burke is a naturalist and educator who operates Carolina Mountain Naturalists, an educational service which offers wildlife and nature educational programs throughout western North Carolina. He also was on the staff of the western North Carolina Nature Center in Asheville for over 25 years as the Curator of Exhibits. Carlton co-hosts a weekly radio program NATURE NEWS and is also a NC state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator.   


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Additional donations are always welcome and appreciated. Proceeds go to support intergenerational education at the North Carolina Arboretum.