Celebrating East African Pollinator Diversity!

My name is Dino J. Martins, and I am a Kenyan entomologist who loves insects. The Kiswahili word for insect is dudu and if you didn’t know already, insects rule the world! Thanks to the amazing efforts of the “little things that run the world” I was humbled to be selected as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. This blog is a virtual dudu safari through the fascinating world of bugs. Enjoy, and leave a comment and send any questions or comments to me through:

Dear All,

Many greetings from the rainforest in Western Kenya!

I am very pleased to share with you a recently completed book featuring and celebrating pollinator diversity in East Africa.

You can download the book through the link by clicking on the cover image below:

Click on the image above to go to the page where you can download the book (opens a new window). (Photo courtesy Dino Martins)

To whet your appetite, here’s a sneak preview of some of the pages from the book:

(Photo courtesy Dino Martins)
(Photo courtesy Dino Martins)

You can download the book for free from this link:

Please share this link and enjoy the beauty and wonder of East Africa’s pollinators!

Remember that ONE in THREE bites of food is thanks to a pollinator!

(PS—if you are unable to download it from the link, please send an email to, and we will send you a soft copy).

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  1. Clay Bolt
    May 5, 2014, 5:00 pm

    Hi Dino,

    This is a beautiful book! Thanks for sharing it. I just launched a multi-year project focusing on North America’s native bee species. This is a great source of inspiration!

    My best,
    Clay Bolt