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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Sunday, April 12, 2009


Next saturday Maxy, Matty, Rossi and moi will be driving up the M5 to the fleshpots of Redditch where we will be attending a catfish and cichlid auction.

I have no idea what, if anything, we shall buy, but I for one am looking forward to it tremendously. The last auction that we went to was a killifish and livebearer one at the same venue last December, and we found all sorts of species for sale that you will never see in a petshop.

So, fingers crossed, but I hope that we shall be coming back with some dazzling new species for the CFZ collection, and for the fishy outreach projects.

1 comment:

Matt said...

More fish, but at least this trip i will have some one to cuddle up to to sleep! (Joking Uncle Jon)