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 nearly 19,000 species, including over 11,000 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 5,000 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Aqua Kids TV show (Amazon) | Baltimore Sun article | CNS interview (Read about how to help)

- MBP has activated automated ingest of iNaturalist observations. Learn more!   (6/15/2020)

- New march fly genus added to MBP - Plecia sp. (L. Strauss, ver. J.F. Carr).    (9/28/2020)

- New planthopper species added to MBP - Aplos simplex (J. Moore, det. S. Hendrix).    (9/27/2020)

- New chalcidid wasp species added to MBP - Brasema rhadinosa (J. Moore, ver. K. Wolgemuth).    (9/25/2020)

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Species in checklists - 18,890

Species with photographs - 11,258

Total photos - 220,603

Total records - 517,328

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