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 17,000 species, including over 8,800 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 600 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Baltimore Sun article and CNS interview on MBP! (Read about how to help)

- Let's document Periodical Cicadas! Read about how to ID the three species here.   (5/27/2017)

- New fungus added to MBP - Orange Earth Tongue (R. Solem).   (5/22/2017)

- New mummy-wasp added to MBP - Tent Caterpillar Mummy-wasp (S. Scholnick, det. J. Fortier).   (5/21/2017)

- Glaucous Greenbrier (Smilax glauca) recorded for all Maryland counties.   (5/21/2017)

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Species in checklists - 17,315

Species with photographs - 9,209

Total photos - 76,769

Total records - 339,169


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