Finger Lakes, FLX, hiking, Nature, NY, Upstate New York

Walks Around the Finger Lakes. March, Fillmore Glen. Hemlock Varnish Shelf Fungus

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11 thoughts on “Walks Around the Finger Lakes. March, Fillmore Glen. Hemlock Varnish Shelf Fungus

  1. Varnish? I’m there! Actually, I wouldn’t mind being there. That’s a beautiful scene. I get the ‘shelf’ in the name, but why ‘varnish’? Is it shiny? It looks as though it might be.

    • I think that type of mushroom only grows on hemlock logs. It must’ve just struck the mycologists (I just looked that up = people who study fungus) that the topside looks like someone varnished it. I don’t see too many gas stations with that emblem, but it looks like the Shell Oil emblem, although that’s got more yellow than red on it.

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