September is the natural breeding season for koalas, so it’s very fitting that the entire month is dedicated to the Save the Koala campaign. The money raised through Save the Koala Month goes towards the long term survival of Australia’s wild koala population, which, according to the AKF, sits around 43,000. Only a decade ago the koala population was in the hundred thousands.
Taken on a rainy, cloudy day in Catalonia, I love how the bright redness of the poppies manages to shine in the image despite the darkness. The poem Wild Poppies by Marion McCready is an ode to their colour and describes them wonderfully.