Bob Timmons | Star Tribune
Outdoors Weekend Editor

Bob Timmons oversees and contributes coverage for the Star Tribune's weekly Outdoors Weekend section. He started at the newspaper in Sports in 2005, helping plan, edit and design the section.

Currents: Suzanne Trapp, urban program manager, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

What outdoors people are reading, doing, listening to, and more.

Currents: Stephen Scott, co-leader of Outdoors Afro Minnesota

What outdoors people are doing, reading, listening to, and more.

A trove of new outdoors books with fire, water, earth and sky

Several spring releases, from a Minnesota wildflower guidebook to stunning photo book.

Currents: Cary J. Griffith, Minnesota author of new book "Gunflint Burning"

What outdoors people are doing, listening to, reading, following.

iCycle: Working cycling into his personal and work lives

Summer youth cycling program is reaching kids in mobile home communities.

Currents: Peta Barrett, North Woods wilderness guide

What outdoors people are doing, listening to, reading and more.

Currents: Andy Harris, Loppet adventure camps director

On working with Minneapolis' disadvantaged youth, his currents reads, "Dear Sugars," and pulling out his skis again.

Currents: Carrol Henderson, supervisor of Minnesota's Nongame Wildlife Program

Henderson, on reparations from the Deepwater oil spill and what it means for Minnesota's loons, on his birding trips abroad, and on his love of photography.

Make room on your bucket list: New book names 'Fifty Places' to lace 'em up

'Fifty Places to Run Before You Die' will appeal to veterans and newbies.

Ideas for getting out and embracing a Minnesota spring in the outdoors

From fly fishing lessons to bird festivals to chipping in to clear hiking trails (while getting your backpacking fix), we've got you covered.