Q. Trying to identify a fungus that appears as small masses poking through the soil that look like small potatoes
usually about 4 inches across but occasionally much larger. If I catch them before they erupt, they're heavy and solid. Once they pop, all that's left is the outer casing which has the consistency of tough leather or hard plastic depending on how long it's been sitting.
This might be from damp spots in the soil, but I suggest that you contact the Burlington County Extension Service for more information on what this may be, and how to deal with it.
Burlington Co-Op Extension Service
Phone: (609) 265-5050