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 19,000 species, including nearly 12,000 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 10,000 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Aqua Kids TV show (Amazon) | MBP Conservationist of the Year award | Baltimore Sun article | CNS interview (Read about how to help)


- New marine snail species added to MBP - Sinistrofulgur laeostomum (S. Dash, det. G. Rosenberg).    (5/8/2021)

- New isopod species added to MBP - Nerocila lanceolata (sercfisheries).    (5/7/2021)

- First record of Uhler's Sundragon for Cecil Co. and Delmarva Peninsula (H. White).    (5/6/2021)

- New click beetle species added to MBP - Ampedus sanguinipennis (det. B. Mathison).    (5/5/2021)

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Species in checklists - 19,733

Species with photographs - 11,985

Total photos - 366,549

Total records - 634,617

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