The never-ending efforts to eradicate invasives led to a discussion at the October forest owners luncheon of a fungus that kills Japanese stilt grass. However, forest owner Steve Brooks who made the presentation had to conclude that it’s not as yet a meaningful option in battling the invasive. Similarly, a report in the Foundation newsletter of damage to large trees by wild grapevines prompted an email exchange on the virtues of swinging on vines. Steve said he could safely promise that he wouldn’t eliminate them all. This forest also reported discovery of a huge, 50-pound Hen of the Woods polypore. The owners are also beginning their readiness for a revisit of biotic inventory plots.