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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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Monday, February 17, 2014

Lilith Tinkerbell gives her seal of approval to our wildlife pond

Regular readers may remember that we put in a new pond last year. From the beginning it has always been intended as a wildlife pond and now I am pleased to say that the garden population of Rana temporaria are using it as such. There was a pond here about fifteen years ago but when my brother and his wife had children it was removed for safety reasons. Heartbreakingly, for some years after its removal the frogs would lay their spawn on the ground where the pond had been.

But now they are using the new pond for its intended purpose (with the one small issue that they have laid it on top of the safety net, not underneath it, but that is a problem easily solved. And as you can see, Lilith Tinkerbell is very interested in the frogspawn; being a small cat she has never seen such a thing before.




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