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)

- Three new fairy shrimp species added to MBP (proc. B. Norden).   (2/23/2019)

- New lance fly genus added to MBP - Lonchaea sp. (S. Scholnick, det. I. MacGowan).   (2/20/2019)

- New frog-biting midge family (Corethrellidae) added to MBP - Corethrella sp. (T. Reichard).   (2/20/2019)

- New weevil species added to MBP - Rhinusa tetra (S. Scholnick).   (2/18/2019)

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Species in checklists - 18,222

Species with photographs - 10,446

Total photos - 132,563

Total records - 436,026


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