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. Our community has cataloged nearly 19,000 species, including over 11,000 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 5,000 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Aqua Kids TV show (Amazon) | Baltimore Sun article | CNS interview (Read about how to help)

- MBP has activated automated ingest of iNaturalist observations. Learn more!   (6/15/2020)

- New rove beetle species added to MBP - Oxyporus femoralis (B. Thurlow, ver. A. Brunke).    (9/22/2020)

- New fungus genus added to MBP - Craterellus foetidus (J. & R. Solem).    (9/22/2020)

- MBP has added 109 new nematode species! We thank Mihail Kantor and Zafar Handoo of USDA-ARS, Mycology and Nematology Genetic Diversity and Biology Laboratory, Beltsville, MD for their review/editing of the list and for sharing the information from the USDA Nematode Collection database to the checklist.   (9/22/2020)

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Species in checklists - 18,870

Species with photographs - 11,242

Total photos - 218,395

Total records - 515,561

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