AE21 Wild Life with Carlton Burke: Meet the Opossum

Wednesday April 21

1:00 PM  –  2:00 PM


Wild Life with Carlton Burke: Meet the Opossum

Instructor: Carlton Burke

ONLINE*  Wednesday, April 21; 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.

The Opossum or 'possum as most of us call it, is a very common animal in our area, but is actually a very unique type of mammal that most people actually know very little about. Join us for a ZOOM presentation about the life of this very interesting animal and also get to meet a live, friendly guest 'possum.

*Instructions for joining via Zoom will be included in a reminder email sent to registrants by the day prior to the event. Please add to your contacts so 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.