Most of the birds and animals get two pages showing the drawing process for each. On those two pages, the drawing goes through 5 to 9 steps detailing how to draw the different textures of the animal using hatching, cross-hatching, line and stippling. The last sections include drawing flowers (arrowhead, pond lily, etc.), trees (melaleuca, pine tree) and landscapes (sloughs and Everglades).
Pluses of the book: directions are clear, each example ends with an outline figure for the reader to practice on, wide variety of animals (songbirds, waterbirds, raptors, reptiles, mammels, even birds' nests).
Drawbacks: finished work is somewhat stiff.
Overall, it's a useful book to get someone started drawing wildlife.