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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, December 19, 2010

SEASONAL STUFF FROM THE RSPB

How does your mistletoe grow?
It looks pretty, it's great for wildlife and it's a good excuse for a cheeky kiss. So how do you get mistletoe... from bird poo? Read our blog and download the podcast to find out about this special evergreen.
Why mistletoe needs birds

1 comment:

office23 said...

Perhaps of related interest:

A new species of tropical mistletoe has been described by scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London.

The research team found the plant on an expedition to Mount Mabu in northern Mozambique in 2008.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9304000/9304881.stm

Now, just in time for Christmas, they have confirmed that Helixanthera schizocalyx is new to science.