Common Earthball. Believed to be poisonous.
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We collected one 'Earthball' and cut it in half and leftthe other one in situ in the wood. It has not grown into anything resembling a Stinkhorn yet (3 weeks since the photo ) although I did wonder at one point. If it develops I will post a picture.
Thank you for the suggestion though, you may well be correct.
Lat/Lng: 54.9, -2.1
OS grid ref: NY9856