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The genus of Lepomis includes several species of Sunfish; fish held here in special narrow tank for identification then released.

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Getting a Close-Up View of Native Fish in Fairfax County

County waters are home to 14 of Virginia’s 24 scientific ‘families’ of fishes.

Big Rocky Run, at Eleanor Lawrence Park in Chantilly, was the stage for a recent demonstration of stream monitoring and fish identification for Virginia Master Naturalist trainees during a day of field study.


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