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 over 17,000 species, including over 9,400 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 800 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Aqua Kids TV show | Baltimore Sun article | CNS interview (Read about how to help)

- New Amanita mushroom species added - Citron Amanita (R. & J. Solem).   (11/22/2017)

- New aphid genus added to MBP - Tinocallis (J. Christopherson, det. N. Hernandez).   (11/20/2017)

- New Amanita mushroom species added - Death Cap (J. & R. Solem).   (11/18/2017)

- A new minute seed weevil genus added to MBP - Acanthoscelidius acephalus (J. Christopherson, det. B. Mathison).   (11/18/2017)

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Species in checklists - 17,493

Species with photographs - 9,561

Total photos - 95,880

Total records - 382,751


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