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 rove beetle species added to MBP - Platydracus cupripennis (B. Hubick, det. B. Büche).   (2/18/2020)

- New fungus family (Serpulaceae) added to MBP - Dry Rot (E. Concari, J. and R. Solem).   (2/18/2020)

- New tachinid fly species added to MBP - Leskia depilis (S. Scholnick, det. J. F. Carr).   (2/17/2020)

- New death watch beetle species added to MBP - Caenocara sp. (S. Scholnick, ver. B. Mathison).   (2/10/2020)

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Species in checklists - 18,512

Species with photographs - 10,843

Total photos - 159,423

Total records - 466,688


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