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Plant successfully not less than a square yard each of 5 different kinds of wild flowers in a new locality, not necessarily all on one occasion, but using the Woodcraft Planting Ceremony on each occasion. Plant successfully 10 trees in a new locality. Either for coup; both for grand coup.

Establish a bird sanctuary, with dog-proof fence if necessary, at least 20 bird houses used by not less than 10 different kinds of birds, and equipped with water (at least a birdbath), for coup. With 40 bird boxes and the place used for nesting by at least 20 species of birds, for grand coup.

Make a successful swallow bank, not less than 10 feet long and 4 feet high, for coup. It is successful when 3 pairs of swallows or other birds have used it. Twice the size, with 6 pairs of swallows or other birds, or two such as above, for grand coup.

Build an artificial hollow tree, with nesting places for various kinds of wild creatures, to be used by 6 different species of animals (not counting insects), either for nesting or for winter shelter, for coup. As above, to be used by 12 species; to be at least 15 feet high and big enough for observer to go inside, for grand coup. (See "Bird Lore.")

Establish a wild rice or water celery bed, of not less than acre, in a new region, to be visited as a feeding ground by at least 6 kinds of wild ducks or geese, for coup. 1 acre, or two such as above, with 12 kinds of wild ducks or geese, for grand coup.

Establish and maintain for 3 months a feeding station, to be visited by at least 6 species of bird, noting the first appearance of each species, for coup. As above for 6 months, including 3 winter months, to be used by at least 10 species, for grand coup.

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