Heather Hall
Author for A-Z Animals

Heather Hall is a writer at A-Z Animals, where her primary focus is on plants and animals. Heather has been writing and editing since 2012 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture.

As a resident of the Pacific Northwest, Heather enjoys hiking, gardening, and trail running through the mountains with her dogs.


11 Birds That Make Incredible Nests Picture

Key Points The Montezuma oropendola builds impressive pendulum-shaped nests made of woven fibers.The malleefowl constructs large nests from mounds of soil and branches, with chambers for incubation and food storage.The… Read More

By Heather Hall 4 months ago


Why Are Spiders Hairy? Picture

Key PointsSpiders have evolved unique adaptations to survive, including the ability to spin webs and use venom.Spiders use their hair to sense the world, taste food, court mates, find their… Read More

By Heather Hall 5 months ago


Can Spiders Taste Food? Picture

Key PointsSpiders have leg-based sensors that allow them to taste and smell their surroundings, helping them find food and mates.Spiders can detect vibrations through tiny hairs and slits on their… Read More

By Heather Hall 5 months ago


Do Spiders Drink Water? Picture

Key PointsSpiders primarily get their liquid from the food they consume and will drink droplets of water from their webs or other surfaces.Spiders drink water by using a suctioning motion… Read More

By Heather Hall 5 months ago


Can Hamsters Eat Tomatoes? Picture

Can hamsters eat tomatoes? In this article, we'll explore the answer to this question and more. Learn whether or not it's safe for your furry friend to enjoy the occasional… Read More

By Heather Hall 5 months ago


Do Spiders Have Bones? Picture

Key PointsSpiders have an exoskeleton made of chitin instead of bones.The exoskeleton provides protection for vital organs and must be shed as the spider grows.Spiders move using a hydraulic slingshot… Read More

By Heather Hall 5 months ago


How Do Spiders Eat? Picture

Key PointsSpiders have two main body parts, the cephalothorax, and the abdomen, and possess specialized organs called chelicerae (fangs) that inject venom into their prey.Spiders use silk to restrain their… Read More

By Heather Hall 5 months ago