Maryland Biodiversity Project (MBP) is cataloging all the living things of Maryland. Our goal is to promote education and conservation by helping to build a vibrant general nature study community. The project was started in June 2012 by Bill Hubick and Jim Brighton. We have already cataloged over 14,000 species, including over 5,000 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 300 naturalists and photographers. Check out the recent Baltimore Sun article and CNS interview on MBP! (Read about how to help)

- Added the distinctive fungus Indigo Milk Cap (Lactarius indigo) (J. Solem & R. Solem).   (9/18/2014)

- Added 40 Curculionidae weevil species courtesy of Gary Hevel's backyard insect survey.   (9/18/2014)

- New class of fungi added to MBP - Ustilaginomycetes (R. Orr).   (9/15/2014)

- Added Cocklebur Weevil (Rhodobaenus quinquepunctatus) (Josh Jones).    (9/14/2014)

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Species in checklists - 14,235

Species with photographs - 5,280

Total photos - 15,616

Total records - 185,906

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