Mauri has enjoyed taking his digital SLR camera to the wildlife reserve in Sherwood, a neighboring town, to shoot birds for his growing collection. Herons, especially. He’s enjoyed watching the development of the reserve, with the addition of walkways and observation benches. Last week, as we drove past on our way in from the airport, he mentioned the new parking lot—with four prime spaces reserved for hybrids. Seven days later this information still occupies space in my mind. It bothers me for reasons more important than that I will have to walk a little farther than some others next time I want to visit the reserve.