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 order of demosponges added to MBP (Poecilosclerida) - Redbeard Sponge (R. Aguilar).   (12/9/2019)

- New rove beetle species added to MBP - Hesperus apicialis (E. Stanley, det. by C. Harden).   (12/8/2019)

- New lesser dung fly genus added to MBP - Leptocera sp. (S. Scholnick, ver. J. F. Carr).   (12/8/2019)

- New acalyptrate fly family added to MBP - Asteia beata (S. Scholnick, ver. J. F. Carr).   (12/8/2019)

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Species in checklists - 18,441

Species with photographs - 10,758

Total photos - 155,747

Total records - 462,648

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