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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Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Really Lloyd Wilson, you are a dark horse. You have let us rumble on about hedgehogs (although I am really proud of my clever sister and nephews for managing to breed theirs) without letting on that you have a hedgehog blog par excellence. I would seriously urge anyone who has even the slightest interest in the cutest of our native insectivores to go and have a gander at Gavin's blog. It is marvellous:

While here I would like to publically thank Gavin for all that he does for us. He is a smashing bloke and works terribly hard running the CFZ Newsblog each day. Gavin dude, I am not gonna say that you will get your reward in Heaven. Unlike my brother I am not a theologist and don't intend to become one. However, this I can promise you. Come and visit us sometime soon and you will get your reward in Devon because I will buy you several drinks and I am sure that my darling wife will make some of her most sumptious cakes...

1 comment:

G L Wilson said...

I'm glad you liked it! I don't really know that much about hedgehogs - I'm learning by observation really - and having fun with the infrared motion-sensor wildlife camera.