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