The Common Earthball, Scleroderma citrinum, is a curious fungus which used to be known as Scleroderma aurantium. Here’s my nature notebooks entry about one I found forty years ago:
In the woods in Somerset I found these beautiful specimens:
They smell sour. In Devon I found this specimen deep in the woods which lives up to the other charming common name of Pigskin Poison Puffball:
Editing a photograph from last summer makes me want to be on those cliffs again with these picnickers.