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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 straw badge in Animal Care.

For this BB, you will control crop-eating birds with permaculture!

For this BB, the minimum requirements are:
     - Do NOT use shotgun, electricity, netting or a blaring radio  
     - Pre-requisite BBs
         - Create snake habitat  
     - Do five of the following things:
         - Distract birds away from other crops + animal feed by planting mulberries and the like
                 - 100 shrubs/trees total
                 - 60+ mulberries
                 - Staggered fruiting time to distract for as long as possible
         - Select plant cultivars that hide the bounty from the birds
                 - Show 6 plants (can be the same species)
         - Perches for raptors
         - Create 6 more snake habitats
         - Housing for purple martins (they’re territorial)
         - Cats (need to prove they’re eating the right birds)
         - Terrier
         - Plant double the crop and accept the losses
         - Bird trap pig feeder
                 - Tube that attracts starlings to enter (hey look at this nice house) but it is a one-way trip to the pig pen

To document your completion, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
     - state which five crop-eating bird control measures you will implement
     - before, during, and after construction/implementation of each of the five crop-eating bird control measures you select to implement
     - Prove your efforts mitigated crop eating birds.    Here are two possible ways to prove it:
         - Have a “control” patch and document results during the time of year when birds are a problem
         - Document one year without and one year with controls, same time of year
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