Friends of Blue Sky

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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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Hoot Howl and prowl

Saturday, October 20

First group leaves at 5:30 pm

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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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