I know the pics are too bad to get a species ID on this, but I was surprised to see a skink outside an academic building at Earlham College.
Cocoon found beneath a sycamore.
I'm pretty sure these are salamander eggs in a small ephemeral pond in Wildman Woods (Earlham College Property). Some of the photos were taken underwater.
Saw one tiny mantis, approx. 1 cm in length in backyard mint patch. Richmond, IN.