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 18,000 species, including over 10,000 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 1,000 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Aqua Kids TV show (Amazon) | Baltimore Sun article | CNS interview (Read about how to help)

- New marsh beetle species added to MBP - Scirtes tibialis (S. Scholnick).   (2/13/2019)

- New amphipod family (Ampithoidae) added to MBP - Cymadusa compta (R. Aguilar/SERC).   (2/12/2019)

- New marine snail family (Naticidae) added to MBP - Shark Eye (R. Aguilar/SERC).   (2/12/2019)

- Sadly added the snake fungal pathogen Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola to MBP (R. Aguilar/SERC).   (2/11/2019)

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Species in checklists - 18,214

Species with photographs - 10,434

Total photos - 132,217

Total records - 435,674

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