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. We have already cataloged over 16,000 species, including over 8,000 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 500 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Baltimore Sun article and CNS interview on MBP! (Read about how to help)

- New false longhorn beetle added to MBP - False Leptura Beetle (S. Shade, det. Junsuk Kim).   (1/17/2017)

- New leafhopper genus added to MBP - Yellowfaced Leafhopper (B. Thurlow, det. K. Wolgemuth).   (1/17/2017)

- MBP now has records of Tall Goldenrod for all Maryland counties and Baltimore City (C. Reed, Balt. City).    (1/16/2017)

- New weevil genus added to MBP - Dietzella (S. Housten, det. C. Eiseman and V. Belov).   (1/16/2017)

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Species in checklists - 16,960

Species with photographs - 8,742

Total photos - 63,945

Total records - 283,459

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