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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, July 03, 2012

JON'S JOURNAL: A question of flowers

If my mother or grandmother were still alive (bless 'em) there would be absolutely no need to write this blog post, because there would be absolutely no need to ask the question. They would have both known the answer immediately, and would have both chided me unmercifully for my ignorance.


However, my grandmother died in 1975, and my mother in 2002, and I am woefully ignorant on the subject of our native wildflowers. Has anyone any idea what these two gorgeous things are?



Please let me know...




1 comment:

Syd said...

I don't know what the plant in the bottom photo is, but the one in the top photo is a Geranium.
I have two of these growing in my rockery. They are cultivated varieties of Geranium maculatum, the wild Geranium native to north America. Colours range from pinky / white to deep purple/blue
Yours are possibly escapees from gardens, that have turned feral.

Check these links out:
http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/woodland/plants/wild_geranium.htm

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/18082/

http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=27398