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)

- New earthworm species added to MBP - Sparganophilus tamesis (Szalvecz, K., C. Chang, J. Burgess, and C. Csuzdi, 2014).   (4/14/2019)

- New earthworm species added to MBP - Diplocardia zicsii (Szalvecz, K., C. Chang, J. Burgess, and C. Csuzdi, 2014).   (4/14/2019)

- New handsome fungus beetles species added to MBP - Phymaphora pulchella (J. Gallagher).   (4/10/2019)

- Created species page for the non-native fish species, the Ide (Leuciscus idus).   (4/7/2019)

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Species in checklists - 18,242

Species with photographs - 10,482

Total photos - 136,033

Total records - 441,481


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