Friends of Blue Sky

Plants of Blue Sky

Blue Sky trail

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

animals of Blue Sky


July-Sept. 2017
Activites Flyer

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Summer Activities for Kids!

Junior Nature Ranger

Saturday, July 15
8:00 – 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.

Family Nature Crafts

Saturday, August 5
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Calling families with kids ages 5-10 years old! Join us for animal-themed crafts and painting morning. Design and paint your own tote bag, fill it with various animals that you can make and paint, and top it off with a birdhouse for your garden!

Space is limited, register at $3 per child.