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 plant-parasitic hemipteran family added to MBP - Shieldbacked Pine Seed Bug (B. Thurlow, ver. J.E. Eger).   (3/31/2020)

- New fungus species added to MBP - Trametes hirsuta (J. & R. Solem, R. Orr, E. Concari).   (3/31/2020)

- New moth species added to MBP - Woolly Gray (M. Etheridge, det. J.D. Roberts).   (3/30/2020)

- New syrphid fly species added to MBP - Criorhina verbosa (D. Webb, ver. B. Dean).   (3/26/2020)

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Species in checklists - 18,539

Species with photographs - 10,868

Total photos - 161,547

Total records - 469,270

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