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 17,700 species, including over 9,900 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 1,000 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Aqua Kids TV show (Amazon) | Baltimore Sun article | CNS interview (Read about how to help)

- MBP reaches major milestone of 18,000 taxa catalogued! (Singerocybe adirondackensis by J. & R. Solem, A. Looker).   (11/20/2018)

- New fungus species added to MBP - Singerocybe adirondackensis (J. & R. Solem, A. Looker).   (11/20/2018)

- New springtail species added to MBP - Ptenothrix unicolor (D. Webb, det. F. Janssens).   (11/18/2018)

- New leafhopper species added to MBP - Erythroneura acuticephala (D. Webb, det. K. Kittelberger).   (11/18/2018)

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Species in checklists - 18,000

Species with photographs - 10,238

Total photos - 126,761

Total records - 425,795

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