Insects from Shelburne, Vermont

Apparently, stick insects live in Vermont. This is the first one I’ve ever seen in the wild, anywhere.

This is the “northern walkingstick”.

It looks like pieces of a pine tree!

I let it go in a pine tree (we found it on a screen door).

This hornet was filling in a burrow for some reason.

If you look closely, you can see the sand flying out from behind its front legs, and the little trough it’s dug so far.

Sitting on an exterior wall: the two-spotted tree cricket.