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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Monday, October 19, 2009


As always seems to be the case at this time of year, we have a whole string of minor bits of building work that need to be done, and Graham is presently wandering about the grounds with a diligent look on his face, and a bucket of concrete.

There is pointing that needs to be re-done, path edgings that need fixing, and steps to rebuild.

Everywhere he goes, he is followed by his little black and white assistant who seems determined to help, even if that help involves testing the edibility of the concrete bucket, and doing his best to achieve a modicum of immortality by leaving little doggy footprints in the wet cement....

1 comment:

Andrew D. Gable said...

Heh, last night our dog was apparently intent on helping us work on fixing our bathroom door. What exactly her contribution would have been, I don't know. Probably stealing a screw and running off with it.

How old is Biggles now?