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, May 17, 2010


Thank you very much to Barry Wallace and Michael Baltzly for their kind donations. The money is going towards a battery strimmer from eBay, to be used on the small piece of ground where the early purple orchids grow, and which is now being maintained by the CFZ. On a completely different subject, I am currently researching fishtank locks, so that the disaster of saturday can never happen again. Any ideas?

1 comment:

stormwalkernz said...

Jon you use the hasp and staple type locks on tanks by glueing them in place with Silicon glue and then padlocking them it works rather well as i have used this method myself, it is also a good way to attach drawer handles to tank tops to make them easier to lift off.
BTW you can also install hinges on the tank lids using the same methods.