A fellow gardener let me know that she found squash vine borer eggs in her plot.
This is a serious pest of crops such as summer and winter squash and pumpkins, and a lesser problem on cucumbers and melons.
Next time you are in the garden, check the leaves and stems of the above plants. If you see tiny reddish brown spots – the eggs – remove them completely. Don’t put the eggs in a compost bin…these should be placed in the trash.