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 18,000 species, including over 10,000 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)

- Most recent MBP board meeting minutes are now available (1/15/2020).   (1/28/2020)

- New fungus family (Peniophoraceae) added to MBP - Giraffe Spots (E. Concari, J. and R. Solem).   (1/27/2020)

- New shore fly genus added to MBP - Discocerina sp. (D. Scholnick, ver. J.F. Carr/BugGuide.).   (1/27/2020)

- New root-maggot fly genus added to MBP - Eustalomyia sp. (J. Moore, ver. J.F. Carr/BugGuide.).   (1/27/2020)

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Species in checklists - 18,499

Species with photographs - 10,826

Total photos - 158,591

Total records - 465,783


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