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 17,000 species, including over 9,400 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 800 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Aqua Kids TV show | Baltimore Sun article | CNS interview (Read about how to help)

- MBP featured on the national kids TV show, Aqua Kids!   (10/12/2017)

- New mollusc order (Myoida) added to MBP - Gould's Shipworm (R. Aguilar).   (10/15/2017)

- New land planarian added to MBP - Bipalium adventitium (A. Orstan).   (10/15/2017)

- New flea beetle genus (Epitrix) added to MBP - Eggplant Flea Beetle (B. Thurlow, A. Bradford, and E. Dankowicz; det. A. Deczynski).   (10/13/2017)

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Species in checklists - 17,471

Species with photographs - 9,487

Total photos - 93,169

Total records - 379,929


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