As far as the grasshoppers, we think they might be Migratory Grasshoppers (Melanoplus sanguinipes). What’s interesting is the fact that they appear to be perched upon a mantis egg case (called an ootheca), probably laid by a European Mantis (Mantis religiosa). Something appears to have also munched a bit on the egg case. Perhaps the hoppers are tired of a mostly vegetarian diet? Photo by Deb Hoagland on 9/2/19 in Missoula, MT.