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common name for the mushroommushroom,
type of basidium fungus characterized by spore-bearing gills on the underside of the umbrella- or cone-shaped cap. The name toadstool is popularly reserved for inedible or poisonous mushrooms, but this classification has no scientific basis.
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 species Clitocybe illudens.
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YOU know autumn's really arrived when pumpkin lanterns glow in the dark and scarily dressed youngsters knock on doors.
MAKING THE CUT: Jayne Boyle and four-year-old son Finlay making a pumpkin lantern at the Newsome Scout Hut gathering Picture by Julian Hughes (JH221011Anewsome-02)
If you opt for tea lights, she says place three inside to get the best effect and your pumpkin lantern is complete.
Scoop out your pumpkin and recycle the seeds, creating your own pumpkin lantern.
Children laid a pumpkin lantern for each middle school on a giant map of Northumberland which was spread across the car park in front of County Hall.
A pumpkin lantern is great fun to make and the light in it will help them be seen, although a torch is better.
DEBORA Crosland Moor WHEN I was younger, and times were hard for us, I managed to persuade my youngest so to have a turnip lantern instead of a pumpkin lantern.
Activities, some of which are free, include pumpkin lantern and witches broomstick making, story-telling, spooky fancy dress contests and trails from October 25 until November 2.
Chopwell Primary in Derwent Street, is holding a fancy dress disco and have a giant pumpkin lantern, grown in the school's Intergenerational Allotment Garden.
Pumpkin lantern making sessions will be held each day.
Q: The kids have made pumpkin lanterns for Halloween and have kept the seeds for the birds - will they just eat them raw?