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 nearly 11,000 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 4,000 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 rove beetle genus added to MBP - Tachyusa sp. (J. Moore, det. K. Eldridge).   (8/9/2020)

- New fruit fly species added to MBP - Urophora quadrifasciata (E. Stanley, det. S. Pote).   (8/8/2020)

- New minute brown scavenger beetle genus added to MBP - Melanophthalma sp. (S. Scholnick, ver. V. Belov).   (8/7/2020)

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Species in checklists - 18,687

Species with photographs - 11,145

Total photos - 201,105

Total records - 501,858

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