Who is J.J. Cardinal? (and why is everyone so fond of him?)  J.J. recalls a simpler time - a simpler life. To those close to him he instills the feeling of that "kinder, gentler world" because he's in tune with nature and the environment around us.. Sound familiar? Perhaps its because he's a composite character of the birdwatcher in all of us...the spectacled, gentlemanly neighbor who faithfully maintains his well populated bird feeding stations. Or, the wide-eyed child, intrigued by the swooping flight of a Black-capped Chickadee....and certainly an outdoors enthusiast who's absolutely delighted at the sighting of a new species or discovery of an abandoned nest. While relishing the dawn of each new day J.J. finds opportunities to learn more of Mother Nature and the behavior of those magnificent flying creatures and critters alike. Yep, there is a little of J.J. in all of us, and we hope you stop and visit some time.




J.J. Cardinal's Wild Bird & Nature Store and Giles Gardens are owned and managed by Gretchen Giles.  JJ Cardinal's was founded in 1991 by Louise Dawson offering goods and services to people who wanted to learn more about the world around them...with an emphasis on the care & feeding of wild birds.  J.J. Cardinal's is filled with high quality merchandise largely manufactured in the USA.  



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Yep. We're a real live bricks-n-mortar shop...we employ local people and pay local taxes to support our schools, police, library & more. Our shop is located in "The Pavilion Shops" just south of Holly Rd. at 12830 South Saginaw Street in lovely Grand Blanc, MI (48439).   We hope you'll support local small businesses, like ours, that make our community special.   


our symbol: male cardinal over black circle

J.J. Cardinal's Wild Bird & Nature Store -
12830 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc, MI 48439  landline: 810-695-8733
open 7 days: M-F 10-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4   -   website updated 01/05/18