Maryland Biodiversity Project (MBP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on cataloging all the living things of Maryland. Our goal is to promote education and conservation by helping to build a vibrant nature study community. The project was started in June 2012 by Bill Hubick and Jim Brighton. We have already cataloged over 16,000 species, including over 7,000 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 500 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Baltimore Sun article and CNS interview on MBP! (Read about how to help)

- Added Anacostia River mussel records per Ashton & Sullivan (2016). (Proc. by M. Koenig)   (6/12/2016)

- First record of Seaside Sparrow for Montgomery Co. Westernmost for MD. (J. Fisher)   (5/26/2016)

- New moth species for MBP - Packardia albipunctata (M. Etheridge).    (5/31/2016)

- Four new leafminer moth species (genus Coptodisca) for MBP (T. Wilson).    (5/11/2016)

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Species in checklists - 16,466

Species with photographs - 7,633

Total photos - 48,973

Total records - 257,880

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