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, January 02, 2011

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today


On this day in 1496 Leonardo da Vinci tested a flying machine of his own invention. It didn't work at all but that's not stopped many people claiming he invented hang gliders and helicoptors.
And now, the news:

Man could create new mass extinction
Growing Atlantic dead zone shrinks habitat for bil...
2011 is the year to bring insects in from the cold...
Swiss fish of the year in deep waters
Sea Shepherd clashes with Japanese whalers
Shy bittern returns after 150 years

Bitterns are beautiful birds and rarely spotted even in the very few places they're reliatively common due to their excellent camouflage:

1 comment:

oldpine said...

You missed the report of approx. 3000 dead birds, mostly red wing black birds, falling out of the sky in Beebe, Arkansas.