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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-September 2019
Activities Flyer

Download the full schedule (in pdf format)

Moonrise/Sunset Hike
Sunday, July 14
6:00 p.m.

Catch the almost full moon rising on a hike up to Lake Ramona with docent Celeste Larson, then walk back down into the setting sun. 5 miles round trip.

Junior Nature Ranger


Saturday, July 20
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

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. This program is limited to 15 children.

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

Blue Sky Bird Count
results are in!

Downlad them here in pdf format

Photo of the Month
Red Tail hawk by Heather William ©

Red Tail Hawk chicks by Heather William

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