The veery doesn't really care either way -- "Just leave the trees alone," he says. "Fiber optic cable lining a narrow dirt lane in the Sourlands? Doubt the phoebe would get too much use out of it. Already have the phone lines. Serves those bluebirds, too. Books? Birds don't get much use out of them." The veery sighs, "Vvveeer."
Well, a book on insect would have helped me identify even one of these insects. I am afread the internet did not.
Shield bug, stink bug. Internet of no appreciable assistance on this one. I am certain that it is not the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys). Thank you, co-op extension.