There are no monarchs in this photo, which I took at 2:30 pm today, but at 11:00 am as I walked in the door here at Mr. K's Used Books, I saw three just gliding and flitting by maybe 15 feet off the ground right in front of the building. In the next 25 minutes, as I stepped outside now and then waiting for my book deal appointment with the manager, I counted another dozen. In total, just going about my business today, I counted 27 in four different locations, including when I was blowing leaves off the roof of our house.
So far, in addition to Mr. K's, the monarch book is for sale at:
The Botanical Gardens at Asheville
The Compleat Naturalist (in Biltmore Village.)
BB Barnes Nursery and Landscaping
Town Hardware in Black Mountain
The Cradle of Forestry (near Brevard)
The North Carolina Arboretum gift shop