Friends of Blue Sky

Plants of Blue Sky animals of Blue Sky

Blue Sky Ecological Reserve is a 700-acre oak-lined canyon flanked by coastal sage scrub and chaparral-covered hills. The Reserve is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Brilliant colors of wild flowers on the hillsides in spring, the songs of birds, and the tree-lined creek provide an inviting escape for a nature walk.

The trails are open to the public free of charge during daylight hours. The reserve is managed by the City of Poway, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation with support from the nonprofit Friends of Blue Sky Canyon.

For information about Blue Sky, please contact Interpretive Services Coordinator Annie Ransom at (858) 668-4781 or via email at


July-Sept 2018
Activities Flyer

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Junior Nature Ranger

Saturday, July 21
8 - 10 am


A wonderful opportunity for kids 6-10 years old to connect with nature.

Docents will lead children through a series of activities allowing them to experience nature first-hand while having fun in the outdoors. A Nature Ranger certificate will be issued upon completion of activities.

Limited to 15 children. To sign up or for more information, call the Blue Sky office at (858) 668-4781

Southern pacific Rattlesnake in Blue Sky Reserve

Photo of the Month

A Southern Pacific rattlesnake with its rattler sticking up, its body coiled, and its head raised, poised for a strike. 

Watch out for them when you are hiking in Blue Sky.

Learn more about rattlesnake safety in Blue Sky.

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