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.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Next New York Turtle & Tortoise Society Meeting

Next New York Turtle & Tortoise Society Meeting

“Wood and Box Turtle Study in the Patterson Great Swamp” 
by Michael Musnick and John Foley 

Sunday, April 3, 2:00 p.m.
Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew
West 86th Street and West End Avenue in Manhattan
(Please use side entrance on 86th Street).

Long-time NYTTS member and citizen scientist Michael Musnick has spent the last 14 years studying wood and box turtles, and this is his 11th season following them with radio tracking equipment. His main interest has been to determine where they hibernate, estivate and nest. He has monitored their yearly survival, and nesting site fidelity, reproductive fitness of females, with special focus on juveniles as indicators of recruitment. He has examined reasons for mortality and has made efforts to stem that loss.

Co-presenting this talk will be John Foley, also a member of NYTTS, who has worked closely with Michael on this study for the last seven years and has shared responsibility for collecting the data on wood, box, and bog turtles. John is cur­rently head naturalist at Great Hollow Nature Preserve, an 825 acre wildlife sanctuary in Fairfield County, Connect­icut. He has also worked with the Con­necticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

NYTTS has found a new meeting place. The Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew is an open and affirming congregation that hosts a number of social service and performing arts programs. Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, it is just steps from the 86th Street subway station on the No. 1 train (Broadway line). Please use side entrance on the 86th Street.

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