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)

- MBP featured on the national kids TV show, Aqua Kids!   (10/12/2017)

- Added 18,600+ moth records as part of collaboration with MD DNR Natural Heritage Program and Smithsonian NMNH (proc. by M. Ostrowski).   (10/20/2017)

- New jellyfish species added to MBP - Atlantic Bay Nettle (K. Bayha, A. Collins, & P. Gaffney, 2017).   (10/20/2017)

- New fungus species added to MBP - Wrinkled Crust (R. and J. Solem).   (10/19/2017)

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Species in checklists - 17,471

Species with photographs - 9,494

Total photos - 93,477

Total records - 380,343


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