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


Jan-Mar 2019
Activities Flyer

Download the full schedule (in pdf format)

Plants and Habitats
Sat. March 16, 9 a.m.

Join docent Eric Brewer on a plants and habitats tour of our beautiful canyon.

World Water Day Hike
Friday, March 22, 8 a.m.

Observe this global event with a hike about our local water reservoirs. Docent Celeste Larson will lead the trek to the back of Poway Dam then up to Ramona Dam. 6+ miles round trip, 3 hours.

Blue Sky Bird Count
results are in!

Downlad them here in pdf format

Photo of the Month

Mule Deer in Blue Sky by Senior Park Ranger Vincent Lussier

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