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November's Wildlife Creation: Pine Marten Munchies

WVI's Trustee Louise Heathcote has pledged to develop a range of Wildlife Creations that WVI supporters can have fun with.

November is the month of the Pine Marten, so Louise as developed these delicious munchies.

Please share your Munchies with us by posting pictures on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

"This month we are inspired by WVI’s commitment to restoring the UK’s native wildlife" says WVI's Trustee Louise Heathcote; WVI is providing the essential veterinary support for the Pine Marten Recovery Project.

"In 2015 we helped Vincent Wildlife Trust and partners move 20 pine martens from Scotland to Wales. In early 2016 we had proof of successful breeding. These charismatic creatures were once the second most common carnivore in the British Isles, yet 100 years ago their numbers dropped dramatically to dangerously low levels, due to deforestation, activities of gamekeepers and hunting for fur." "Although generally carnivorous, the pine marten makes the most of the fruit and berries around in the autumn to build up reserves for winter. This inspired me to make a super easy & very tasty trail biscuit, good for lunch boxes and as a booster on a long hike" continues Louise.   Ingredients (Makes 12-16)

  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 cup oats, rolled or quick
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • small handful semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mash the bananas and add the other ingredients. There are plenty of other ingredients that could be added in such as a dash of vanilla extract, shredded coconut, chopped nuts, dried fruit or nuts. Place spoonfuls on a baking tray and bake at 180C for 15-20mins Please download the full recipe here.

Photo by Anne-Marie Kalus, Graphic by Mike Matthews Artworks

Note: Would you like to support our pine marten project? On 29th November to 2nd December you will have a chance to #doubleyourdonation by donating here. We would like to thank Virbac UK, Pet-ID and The Reed Foundation for putting up the match funding.