Partnerships

BAMONA: The Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) project is an ambitious effort to collect and provide access to quality-controlled data about butterflies and moths for the continent of North America from Panama to Canada. The project is hosted by the Butterfly and Moth Information Network and is directed by Kelly Lotts and Thomas Naberhaus. Their goal is to fill the needs of scientists and nature observers by bringing verified occurrence and life history data into one accessible location. Visit BAMONA
BugGuide: BugGuide is an online community of naturalists who enjoy learning about and sharing their observations of insects, spiders, and other related creatures. They enjoy the opportunity to instill in others the fascination and appreciation that we share for the intricate lives of these oft-maligned creatures. Experts who volunteer their time at BugGuide are tremdously helpful to Maryland Biodiversity Project, regularly providing challenging determinations and species verifications. Visit BugGuide.
Chester River Field Research Station (Chino Farms): Chino Farms is well known as a site for successful restoration of critically important habitats on a large scale for the benefit of a great diversity of plants and wildlife. Best known are the grasslands that have supported populations of declining bird species, such as Grasshopper Sparrows, Northern Bobwhite and Dickcissels. Chino Farms and MBP share data, promote each others' efforts, and have collaborated on two bioblitzes. Check out Chino Farms at MBP
Jemicy School: Jemicy School educates students with dyslexia and related language-based learning differences. Jemicy School students explore their school's habitats and work with Maryland Biodiversity Project to identify, document, share interesting facts, and maintain their school checklist. Jemicy has even added new state records and many Baltimore County records to the project! Learn more
Maryland DNR: MBP collaborates very closely with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, especially the Maryland Natural Heritage Program (Wildlife and Heritage Service). We work together to promote data collection and conservation efforts across the state. MBP promotes awareness of the critically important services provided by Maryland DNR programs. They are truly on the front lines of Maryland conservation and fighting with limited resources. We partner especially closely on the Maryland Plant Atlas. Learn more
National Aquarium: National Aquarium is a nonprofit organization that inspires conservation of the world's aquatic treasures. MBP collaborates with National Aquarium on local citizen science efforts and incorporates data such as their BioHut inventory records. Learn more and become a member!