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 (Amazon) | Baltimore Sun article | CNS interview (Read about how to help)

- New fungus genus added to MBP - Melanoleuca alboflavida (J. & R. Solem).   (4/22/2018)

- New fungus species added to MBP - Tapinella panuoides (R. Solem).   (4/22/2018)

- Added 161 published plant records from Rocky Gap SP (Howell and Williams, 1981; proc. N. Magnusson).   (4/21/2017)

- MBP now has records for Common Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) in all 23 counties and Baltimore City (last was Somerset, J. Brighton).   (4/20/2018)

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Species in checklists - 17,676

Species with photographs - 9,787

Total photos - 106,098

Total records - 399,788


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