Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Friday, March 20, 2009

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's news today


Welcome to the bad puns and biscuits column. I am pleased to inform you that after careful consideration this weeks recommended biscuit is the Garibaldi, aka the dead fly biscuit, one of the Garibaldi’s strengths is it’s adaptability, it is a truly interactive biscuit and you can choose its size according to where you snap it. Oh, but before the bad pun there is the small matter of why you’re really reading my inane prattling; the CFZ daily news blog update:

Fungus Kills About 90 Percent Of Connecticut's Bats
Fossil hints at fuzzy dinosaurs
Defunct species of bat spotted in Zanzibar
That big, strange critter still a mystery to residents
Cattle respond to magnetic fields from power lines
Mystery condition leaves hedgehog with no spines

Poor hedgehog, he’s ‘spineless’ about the prospect of being released back to the wild in that strate.


stormwalkernz said...

I would certainly say the poor little Hedgehog is definitely in a "prickly" situation.

Jon Downes said...

For goodness sake Lucas