It is with great sadness to note the passing of Tom Volk. He has been a great friend of the NYMS, delivering lectures, participating in our walks, our 100/50 celebration in 2012, and helping us memorialize Gary Lincoff in 2018.
He specialized in the polypores but served to mentor many graduate students from his teaching post in La Crosse, Wisconsin. His FoTM, Fungus of the Month site one of the earliest blogs on mycology, https://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/ stands as a great resource for the mycocurious.
I had the pleasure to study polypores with Tom at Eagle Hill, Maine. He was brilliant, generous and outré, so happy to have spent time with him.