You will find this leaning tree along the North Branch of Blacklick Creek on the Rexis Branch of the Ghost Town Trail.
The Eliza Furnace was built in 1846 and remains in remarkable condition for its age. This view shows the bellows arch. On this side of the furnace a water wheel powered bellows was located which transmitted air into the heat exchanger to improve the melting of the iron ore.
There are two other arches on the furnace, the casting arch on the front of the furnace where the molten iron was tapped and the downcomer arch where the air from the heat exchanger was fed into the furnace.
The Smooth Greensnake blends in very well with the grassy areas that it is generally found in. This species is listed as a Species of Special Concern in Pennsylvania due to its declining numbers. Recent records of the Smooth Greensnake are limited for many counties across the state.
This one was found along the Ghost Town Trail. The Smooth Greensnake is completely harmless to humans.