I love working with these galls, of course there are also willow galls as well but those are used for different purposes.
Goldenrod Galls are basically a round bulbous point in the goldenrod plant when particular flies lay larvae eggs and that kinda is the nest you would say. Birds will find their way to these galls and peck through them to get to the yummy goodness inside, that is why you will see holes in them.
I forage these in early spring when I know there is no chance of life left in them. I have also done it in winter as well, but not typically.
These can made into Witchcraft dolls and the actual Gall part would be the head and represents the head and/or heart depending on your will. I wrote about Balkan Talisman for Protection in my shop. It wasn’t an actual post, so I can’t…
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