Drizzly skies and a gloomy mist settled over the forestlands of northern Fairfield on Friday evening, the proper setting for spooky fun.
The Connecticut Audubon Center's Burr Street nature preserve became an "Enchanted Forest" for the occasion, hosting a costume parade along with a range of Halloween-themed activities certain to boost holiday spirits despite the weather.
Audubon naturalist/teacher Tricia Kevalis said, "This is a great way to kick off Halloween. Being outdoors makes it extra special. It's our most popular family event."
And certainly the fun was not dampened for dozens of little ghosts and goblins, who naturally had a hoot with it all.