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 17,000 species, including over 8,800 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 600 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Baltimore Sun article and CNS interview on MBP! (Read about how to help)

- New aphid species added to MBP - Spiny Witch Hazel Gall Aphid (J. Brighton)   (3/29/2017)

- New fungus genus (Aleurodiscus) added to MBP - Hophornbeam Disc (J. Solem).   (3/29/2017)

- New mite species added to MBP - Dog Follicle Mite (Demodectic Mange) (P. Treece).   (3/24/2017)

- New sand wasp species added to MBP - Ectemnius decemmaculatus (S. Scholnick, det. J.S. Ascher).   (3/20/2017)

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Species in checklists - 17,229

Species with photographs - 8,970

Total photos - 71,061

Total records - 303,067

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