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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Animal Care.

In this Badge Bit you will build frog habitat!

Here are some related threads and articles:
 - Frog Habitat
 - Adding a Frog Pond to Your Garden







To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
       - spring, summer and fall water with mud
       - lots of stout plants near pond to protect the frogs from predators
       - lots of insect attracting plants
       - hiding places in the water for frogs/tadpoles to hide from predators
       - at least 20 square feet of water surface
       - no pond liner (hint: there's a BB in Earthworks for sealing a pond)

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide proof of the following as pictures or video ( < 2 mins):
 - where frog habitat will be built and your materials
 - progress of building the frog habitat
 - completed frog habitat that obviously meets the minimum requirements
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Question!

... you must provide proof of the following as pictures of video ...


Should that be "pictures or video," or is it as it says, "pictures of video"?
 
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I was thinking of using an old washing up bowl as my mini-pond, would that be okay for this badge bit? Or would pond liner be better?

I love that there are options for this badge for people who don't have much land/want to keep or eat animals!
 
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I think it would be hard to meet the 20 square foot size with a washing up bowl.  While it doesn't expressly forbid pond liners (yet) I'm certain they don't fit into Paul's philosophy so I'd just dig a pond and seal it manually.  By the way there is a BB in earthworks for doing a sealed pond test.  

Paul was adamant that a vegan had to be able to get through the Straw level of Animal Care and we made it so
 
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Whoops, I missed the 20 foot requirement! Don't think I have room for that. A small one will still help the wildlife though. 😊
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Mike Haasl flagged this submission as an edge case BB.
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