NABS was founded in 1978 by Dr. Lawrence Zeleny to promote the preservation
of bluebirds, a species in decline. Larry, with the support of his wife, Olive dedicated
much of his life to providing nestboxes and managing trails. He promoted
bluebirds through hundreds of talks and articles in many periodicals.
NABS' core mission: education, conservation and research mirror the life of
Dr. Zeleny. His book, The Bluebird: How You Can Help Its Fight for
Survival is a testament to what he called, the "symbol of love, hope and happiness," the
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