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)

- New Amanita mushroom species added - Death Cap (J. & R. Solem).   (11/18/2017)

- A new minute seed weevil genus added to MBP - Acanthoscelidius acephalus (J. Christopherson, det. B. Mathison).   (11/18/2017)

- MBP now has records for Halictus rubicundus in all 23 counties and Baltimore City (last was Howard, K. Schwarz).    (11/17/2017)

- New order (Tubificida) of annelid worms added to MBP - Naididae (R. Orr, ver. C. Eiseman & B. Harms).   (11/17/2017)

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Species in checklists - 17,488

Species with photographs - 9,550

Total photos - 95,395

Total records - 382,282

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