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 we feature the work of more than 6,000 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Aqua Kids TV show (Amazon) | Baltimore Sun article | CNS interview (Read about how to help)

- Added 16 species of marsh fly (Sciomyzidae) (G. Foster; proc. Z. Tice).    (10/22/2020)

- New plant bug species added to MBP - Phytocoris nigricollis (H. Holbrook, det. J. Botz).    (10/20/2020)

- New fungus genus added to MBP - Hormomyces aurantiacus (J. & R. Solem)    (10/19/2020)

- New fungus genus added to MBP - Mallocybe unicolor (J. & R. Solem)    (10/19/2020)

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Species in checklists - 18,946

Species with photographs - 11,332

Total photos - 249,134

Total records - 540,176

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