The Mycology Herbarium at the Illinois Natural History Survey in the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability is proud to announce the acquisition of a portion of the Alan D. Parker fungus collection. The gift includes over 300 species of identified fungi representing numerous rare and uncommonly collected fungi from throughout Wisconsin and Illinois. Many of the specimens are members of the gasteromycetes (puffballs), a group in which Dr. Parker is an expert. These specimens will be databased and accessioned into the INHS Mycology Herbarium, which currently contains over 57,000 specimens of fungi, where they will be available for further study. Dr. Parker plans to continue contributing a number of additional collections to the INHS Mycology Herbarium.