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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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Saturday, March 05, 2011

ROBERT SCHNECK: Bee Ban Bumped

Until 2010 beekeeping was illegal in New York City and the ban was enforced; scofflaws were fined thousands of dollars for aiding and abetting Apis mellifera. There was, of course, an underground movement whose clandestine hives were found on rooftops, in old pigeon coops and gardens, but they've come down from the hills and rejoined society by registering their hives with the city and promising to maintain them.

http://www.cityfarmer.info/2010/03/16/beekeeping-no-longer-illegal-in-new-york-city/Hives%20in







ONCE AGAIN NICK REDFERN IS ON THE TRACK OF STRANGE CREATURES OF CANNOCK CHASE

http://monsterusa.blogspot.com/2011/03/creatures-of-cannock-chase.html

REBECCA LANG WRITES

Hi Jon,

Thought the following might be of interest in the event you haven't heard already - the Grant Museum of Zoology is set to re-open at its new premises in London: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-03/02/grant-museum-zoology

I was terribly disappointed it was shut on my last two trips to Old Blighty. Something to look forward to next time I visit! :-)

Rebecca

ODDS AND SODS FROM CHAD ARMENT

A new pit viper from Vietnam:
http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/Environment/208899/Scientists-discover-new-species-of-exotic-viper.html

A new small "jaguar" catfish from the Amazon:
http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/new-species-catfish-amazon-river-1179/

New species of zombie-ant fungi discovered in Brazil:
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-03/plos-fns030111.php

A varmint killing cattle in Texas:
http://www.kxxv.com/Global/story.asp?S=14167288


Harp seal on a NC beach:
http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/Arctic_Seal_Spotted_On_Carteret_County_Beach_117237523.html

A mangey fox in Australia:
http://weekly-times-messenger.whereilive.com.au/news/story/dunes-dingo/

River Monsters with Jeremy Wade is returning with seven episodes:
http://www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/news/article_1622744.php/Animal-Planet-s-Jeremy-Wade-and-River-Monsters-back-April-10-meet-the-mutilator

SINGING MICE: RICHARD MUIRHEAD SENDS A LINK

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=yaY-AAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=Zoologist&hl=en&ei=C2ZuTZTLEsmYhQe0ybFO&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false



Jon, see p.288 of Zoologist vol 1 1843 in Google Books for singing mouse

OLL LEWIS: Yesterday's News Today

http://cryptozoologynews.blogspot.com/

On this day in 1919 the paranormal investigator Maurice Grosse was born. Grosse was best known for his investigation into the Enfield Poltergiest but he also investigated precognition and psychic photography.

EVEN MOA MYSTERIES FROM KARL SHUKER

DALE DRINNON: Atlantic Sea Elephants Again

http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2011/03/atlantic-sea-elephants-again.html

DALE DRINNON WITH MORE CREATURES THAT CAME TO TOLEDO

http://frontiersofzoology.blogspot.com/2011/03/creatures-that-came-to-toldeo-part-2.html