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 19,000 species, including nearly 12,000 species with photographs, and feature the work of more than 10,000 naturalists and photographers. MBP in the Press: Aqua Kids TV show (Amazon) | MBP Conservationist of the Year award | Baltimore Sun article | CNS interview (Read about how to help)


- MBP in the news - Baltimore County fifth grade students documenting new species (Baltimore Sun).    (4/22/2021)

- New gall wasp species added to MBP - Dryocosmus quercuslaurifoliae (M. Elder, det. T. Frey).    (4/22/2021)

- New syrphid fly species added to MBP - Short-haired Leafwalker (S. Drovetski, ver. E. Dankowicz).    (4/22/2021)

- New ant-like leaf beetle species added to MBP - Elonus gruberi (E. Stanley, det. N. Gompel).    (4/22/2021)

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Species in checklists - 19,681

Species with photographs - 11,955

Total photos - 356,130

Total records - 627,343

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