<em></em>Birch leaf with <em>Heterarthus nemoratus,</em> the late birch leafminer. Notice the larvae, the reddish-brown discoloration, and the location of the mine on the leaf edge. (Photo by Matt Bowser/Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Birch leaf with Heterarthus nemoratus, the late birch leafminer. Notice the larvae, the reddish-brown discoloration, and the location of the mine on the leaf edge. (Photo by Matt Bowser/Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Refuge notebook: Why are the birch trees brown?

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