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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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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

PROGRESS OF THE CONSERVATION LAKE

Regular readers will know that the Braund-Phillips family of Walland Farm are constructing a
conservation lake. They will also know that David B-P left home last September to live in Bristol. He has not seen the progress of his family's lake, so - David - these pics are (mostly) for you.





BLA Guppy Weekend

The guppy weekend is to take place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th February 2011. The event will be held at the Nottingham Gateway Hotel. Rooms (including breakfast) will cost £59.00 for a single room or £65.00 for a double/twin if they are booked through the organisers. Anyone who wishes to book their own accommodation, and also anyone who will be attending as a 'day visitor' please inform Steve Elliott in order that appropriate facilities can be organised. Anyone is welcome to attend - you do not have to be a member of the BLA, and indeed the event is FREE There have been several enquiries with regards to selling guppy stock. It has therefore been decided that there will be a small auction held as the last activity on the Sunday.

Saturday
1 Carl Stewart Making a Glass Tank
2 Steve Elliott Judges Training Part 1
3 Derek Jordan Record keeping
4 Steve Elliott How to pack fish for transport

Sunday
5 Steve Elliott Judging the UK Guppy League show fish.
6 Carl Stewart My fish house
7 Steve Elliott Judges Training Part 2
8 Steve Elliott Showing guppies in European Championship
9 Auction of Guppies

JANUARY'S HIT PARADE FROM CFZ PRESS/FORTEAN WORDS

UK

1. Haunted Skies Vol 1 by John Hanson and Dawn Holloway (1)
2. Karl Shuker's Alien Zoo by Dr Karl Shuker (4)

3. Extraordinary Animals Revisited by Dr Karl Shuker (6)
4=. The Great Yokai Encyclopaedia by Richard Freeman (6)
4=. Daintree Diary by Carl Portman (8)
6. The Monsters of Texas by Ken Gerhard and Nick Redfern (4)
7=. Man Monkey by Nick Redfern (-)
7=. In the Wake of Bernard Heuvelmans by Michael Woodley (-)
7=. The Mystery animals of Britain: Kent by Neil Arnold (3)
7=. The Mystery Animals of Ireland by Gary Cunningham and Ronan Coghlan (-)


US


1. The Monsters of Texas by Ken Gerhard and Nick Redfern (3)
2 The Great Yokai Encyclopaedia by Richard Freeman (1)
3. Tetrapod Zoology Book One by Dr Darren Naish (4)
4. Karl Shuker's Alien Zoo by Dr Karl Shuker (2)
5=. The Mystery Animals of Ireland by Gary Cunningham and Ronan Coghlan (-)
5=. The Mystery animals of Britain: Kent by Neil Arnold (-)
5=. Giant Snakes by Michael Newton (-)
8=. In the Wake of Bernard Heuvelmans by Michael Woodley (-)
8=. The Island of Paradise by Jonathan Downes (-)
8=. Haunted Skies Vol 1 by John Hanson and Dawn Holloway (7)

Last month's positions in this pinky colour, which I think is called cerise. So another year begins....

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 1935 the first polygraph machines were tested. Soon they were touted as a foolproof and scientific way of seeing if someone was telling the truth or not and used by several law enforcement agencies. However, it has been proved since then that the devices are basically pseudo-science and very easy to fool either way and there have been multiple miscarriages of justice and cases of murderers waltzing away without charge.
And now, the news:

Finding Would Reveal Contact between Humans and Go...
The Theft of British Woodland
Plaquemines searching for large black cat

Yeah, another cat vid:
http://www.simonscat.com/lunchbreak.html