Maryland Biodiversity Project (MBP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on cataloging the living things of Maryland. We promote conservation, science, and education by helping to build a vibrant nature study community. The project was started in June 2012 by Bill Hubick and Jim Brighton. The incredible MBP community has cataloged nearly 20,000 species, including nearly 12,000 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 10,000 naturalists and photographers.

Special Projects (2021)

** Explore Our Special Projects' New Blog Website **

** Turkey Point Bird Count - Cecil County, MD (8/1 to 11/15) **

** Targeted Data Collection - Nocturnal Insect Surveys **


- New gall and wood midge species added to MBP - Cypress Flower Gall Midge (ver. T. Frey).    (9/19/2021)

- New gall and wood midge species added to MBP - Neolasioptera vernoniae (P. Edelman, det. T. Frey).    (9/17/2021)

- New gall wasp species added to MBP - Mossy Rose Gall Wasp (A. Graham, ver. M. Zhang).    (9/17/2021)

- New gall wasp species added to MBP - Callirhytis infuscata (det. megachile)    (9/16/2021)

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Species in checklists - 20,031

Species with photographs - 12,279

Total photos - 444,211

Total records - 688,960

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