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)

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

- New fungus species added to MBP - Pholiota veris (J. & R. Solem).   (4/20/2018)

- New fungus species added to MBP - Amanita Mold (J. Solem).   (4/20/2018)

- First record of American White Pelican for Garrett Co. (K. Handyside).   (4/19/2017)

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Species in checklists - 17,674

Species with photographs - 9,785

Total photos - 105,900

Total records - 399,355


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