The Halloween Walk was extremely fun. We were so lucky to have such a great group with us this day. We gave out candy and cookies. Some of our members even dressed up! The area we walked in was a Hemlock dominated area near a creek, and it did not disappoint. We found a plethora of rare and uncommon fungi. Though we were not allowed to bring specimens to a table, we were able to talk about the species as we found them. This gave the walk a more personal, and educational feel. As for some highlights, we found some gorgeous Cuphophyllus lacmus, a beautiful woodwax. Beth Dinger found some beautiful Mycena pura and a very interesting Hymenoscyphus. A very rarely recorded Scytinotus violaceofulvus, was found by Pete Woods. Pete also found some puffballs that were infected with a red fungus called Epicoccum nigrum. We found Typhula erythropus, Macrotyphula juncea, some very thin rarely found club fungi. With so many wonderful, and interesting finds it was truly a delight!

Species list entered by Cara Coulter.

List of species found on the walk at Todd Nature Reserve-Halloween Walk-2021:
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita sinicoflava (),
[icon style=”camera”] Ampulloclitocybe clavipes (Fat-footed Clitocybe),
[icon style=”camera”] Apioperdon pyriforme ( Pear-shaped Puffball ),
[icon style=”camera”] Arrhenia epichysium (),
[icon style=”camera”] Ascocoryne cylichnium (),
[icon style=”camera”] Ascocoryne sarcoides (Purple Jelly Drops),
[icon style=”camera”] Bisporella citrina (Yellow Fairy Cups),
[icon style=”camera”] Cerioporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Chlorosplenium chlora (),
[icon style=”camera”] Clavulina coralloides (White Coral Fungus),
[icon style=”camera”] Cortinarius iodes (Iodine Cort / Viscid Violet Cort),
[icon style=”camera”] Craterellus fallax (Black Trumpet),
[icon style=”camera”] Craterellus tubaeformis (Yellowfoot),
[icon style=”camera”] Cyanosporus livens (),
[icon style=”camera”] Dacryopinax spathularia (Spathula Shapped Yellow Jelly),
[icon style=”camera”] Daedaleopsis septentrionalis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Epicoccum nigrum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Exidia crenata (Brown jelly roll),
[icon style=”camera”] Galerina marginata (Deadly galerina),
[icon style=”camera”] Gloeoporus dichrous (Bicolored Bracket),
[icon style=”camera”] Hydnum umbilicatum (The sweet tooth mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Hygrocybe coccinea (Scarlet Waxy Cap),
[icon style=”camera”] Isaria tenuipes (),
[icon style=”camera”] Kuehneromyces lignicola (False Funeral Bell),
[icon style=”camera”] Laetiporus huroniensis (Chicken of the Woods on conifer),
[icon style=”camera”] Leotia lubrica (Yellow Jelly Babies),
[icon style=”camera”] Lepista nuda (Blewit),
[icon style=”camera”] Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball),
[icon style=”camera”] Macrotyphula juncea (),
[icon style=”camera”] Multiclavula mucida (White Green-algae Coral),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena crocea (Walnut Mycena),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena inclinata (Clustered bonnet / oak-stump bonnet cap),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena leptocephala (Nitrous Bonnet),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena pura (Lilac Mycena, Pink Mycena),
[icon style=”camera”] Oligoporus fragilis (Brown Cheese Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
[icon style=”camera”] Phlebia incarnata (),
[icon style=”camera”] Plicaturopsis crispa (Crimp gill),
[icon style=”camera”] Pluteus chrysophlebius (),
[icon style=”camera”] Rhizomarasmius pyrrhocephalu (),
[icon style=”camera”] Sarcomyxa serotina (Late Fall Oyster),
[icon style=”camera”] Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
[icon style=”camera”] Scutellinia setosa (),
[icon style=”camera”] Simocybe centunculus (Dingy Twiglet),
[icon style=”camera”] Spinellus fusiger (),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
[icon style=”camera”] Syzygites megalocarpus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Tectella patellaris (Veiled Panus),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Tremella mesenterica (Witches’ Butter),
[icon style=”camera”] Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Cortinarius sect. Obtusi,
Crepidotus variabilis,
Cuphophyllus lacmus,
Cuphophyllus virgineus,
Lycoperdon pratense,
Neobulgaria pura,
Scytinotus violaceofulvus,
Phragmidium violaceum,
Tolypocladium capitatums,
Typhula erythropus,
Cortinarius sp.,
Crepidotus sp.,
Diatrype sp.,
Entoloma sp.,
Gymnopilus sp.,
Gymnopus sp.,
Hydropus sp.,
Hymenoscyphus sp.,
Hypomyces sp.,
Inocybe sp.,
Laccaria sp.,
Lactarius sp.,
Lactifluus sp.,
Mycena sp.,
Otidea sp.,
Physisporinus sp.,
Pleurotus sp.,
Pouzarella sp.,
Russula sp,
Tricholoma sp.,
Xylaria sp.

Pictures by Cara Coulter.