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)

- First Tropical Kingbird record for Worcester Co. (T. Johnson, M. Hafner).   (7/15/2019)

- New weevil species added to MBP - Bluegrass Billbug (T. Bell, det. V. Belov).   (7/17/2019)

- New spider species added to MBP - Phidippus pius (T. Bell, det. J. Hollenbeck).   (7/13/2019)

- New fungus added to MBP - Sweetgum Fruit Fungus (A. Looker, ver. J. & R. Solem).   (7/10/2019)

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Species in checklists - 18,293

Species with photographs - 10,573

Total photos - 144,036

Total records - 450,134


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