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 freeloader flies genus added to MBP - Pholeomyia sp. (S. Scholnick, ver. P. Beuk).   (3/16/2019)

- New micro moth species added to MBP - Caloptilia triadicae (M. Etheridge).   (2/25/2019)

- 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)

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Species in checklists - 18,231

Species with photographs - 10,460

Total photos - 59,174

Total records - 439,182

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