40 of our best photos from March chosen by our Inland Empire photographers

The month of March traditionally comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb. But this year the month stayed a lion for nearly all 31 days as it brought record amounts of rain and snow to the Inland area. However, there was a silver lining as there were a few nice days that brought out beautiful wildflowers. Our photographers — from The Press-Enterprise, The Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin and Redlands Daily Facts — were there to capture it all and more. Here is a selection of our team’s top picks for the month.

  • Daniel Jester takes his children, Daisy, 4, front left, Rocky,...

    Daniel Jester takes his children, Daisy, 4, front left, Rocky, 7, back left, and Jackson, 12, for a ride on his electric cargo bike near their downtown Riverside home on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Raindrops cling to Kaffir Lily flowers at the Pomona College...

    Raindrops cling to Kaffir Lily flowers at the Pomona College campus in Claremont on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Students navigate a puddle reflecting the Smith Clock Tower during...

    Students navigate a puddle reflecting the Smith Clock Tower during a pause in the rain at Pomona College in Claremont on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Wearing a pair of Southwest Airlines sunglasses, Elliott, a therapy...

    Wearing a pair of Southwest Airlines sunglasses, Elliott, a therapy dog from the Paw Squad, welcomes travelers at Ontario International Airport on Thursday, March 23, 2023. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • A prospective student nearly loses her umbrella as she walks...

    A prospective student nearly loses her umbrella as she walks across campus during a tour in the rain at the University of Redlands in Redlands on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Riverside fire rescue personnel guide their raft as they work...

    Riverside fire rescue personnel guide their raft as they work to rescue two people from an island in the middle of the swift waters of the Santa Ana River near Riverside on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • The aftermath of winter storms is evident as buildings and...

    The aftermath of winter storms is evident as buildings and street signs are buried in several feet of snow in Crestline on Friday, March 3, 2023. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Nathan McCook, 32, dedicates several hours to liberating his car...

    Nathan McCook, 32, dedicates several hours to liberating his car from beneath the heavy snow in front of his home in Crestline on March 3rd, 2023. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • The Goodwin & Son’s Market sign is buried in feet...

    The Goodwin & Son’s Market sign is buried in feet of snow. The market parking lot serves as a site for a food giveaway for residents of Crestline on Friday, March 3, 2023. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Noah Sandoval, 8, takes a momentary break by covering his...

    Noah Sandoval, 8, takes a momentary break by covering his eyes as Badger Springs Middle School AVID Scholar students read to the second-grade class during Read Across America at Serrano Elementary School in Moreno Valley on Thursday, March 2, 2023. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Corona firefighter and paramedic, Mike Leckliter demonstrates the new state-of-the-art...

    Corona firefighter and paramedic, Mike Leckliter demonstrates the new state-of-the-art rescue drone outside the fire station on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, The Sun/SCNG)

  • A mixture of blood and mud covers a lamb on...

    A mixture of blood and mud covers a lamb on Friday, March 24, 2023. The sheep are part of a herd reportedly terrorized by a pack of wild dogs that have been killing livestock in rural Anza according to owners. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, The Sun/SCNG)

  • A little duckling splashes in the Riverwalk pond in Riverside...

    A little duckling splashes in the Riverwalk pond in Riverside on Monday, March 20, 2023. The pond has had an increase in water levels due to recent rains. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, The Sun/SCNG)

  • Charlotte and Charlie two dogs who met at The War...

    Charlotte and Charlie two dogs who met at The War Dog Memorial Park near Riverside play together on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, The Sun/SCNG)

  • California Poppies continue to bloom bright between the hills of...

    California Poppies continue to bloom bright between the hills of Corona and Lake Elsinore on Monday, March 27, 2023. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, The Sun/SCNG)

  • Wildflowers are blooming at the wildflower trail at Diamond Valley...

    Wildflowers are blooming at the wildflower trail at Diamond Valley Lake near Hemet on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, The Sun/SCNG)

  • Wildflowers are blooming on the wildflower trail at Diamond Valley...

    Wildflowers are blooming on the wildflower trail at Diamond Valley Lake near Hemet on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, as a hiker climbs up the hill. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, The Sun/SCNG)

  • Wildflowers are blooming on the wildflower trail at Diamond Valley...

    Wildflowers are blooming on the wildflower trail at Diamond Valley Lake near Hemet on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, The Sun/SCNG)

  • A totaled SUV is covered by snow and marked to...

    A totaled SUV is covered by snow and marked to warn snow plows along the streets of Crestline on Monday, March 6, 2023. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, The Sun/SCNG)

  • Crestline resident Matt Bratiz shovels snow off his roof so...

    Crestline resident Matt Bratiz shovels snow off his roof so that it will not collapse on Monday, March 6, 2023. (Photo by Anjali Sharif-Paul, The Sun/SCNG)

  • Members of the Resistance Choir cheer after Congressman Mark Takano,...

    Members of the Resistance Choir cheer after Congressman Mark Takano, the first openly gay person of Asian descent in Congress, speaks during the Queer & Trans Youth Autonomy March in Riverside on Friday, March 31, 2023. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Roe McCarty cheers during the Queer & Trans Youth Autonomy...

    Roe McCarty cheers during the Queer & Trans Youth Autonomy March in Riverside on Friday, March 31, 2023. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Old Glory is reflected in the melting icicles on the...

    Old Glory is reflected in the melting icicles on the roof of the Village Sports Bar on Village Drive in Big Bear on Thursday, March 9, 2023. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Attendees demand a woman that exchanged words with a resident...

    Attendees demand a woman that exchanged words with a resident speaker be removed by Riverside County Sheriff’s during Temecula school board’s critical race theory public work class at James L Day Middle School in Temecula on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Protesters exchange words as Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies keep them...

    Protesters exchange words as Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies keep them apart during Temecula school board’s critical race theory public work class at James L Day Middle School in Temecula on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Volunteer Cory Randle collects trash in the parking lot of...

    Volunteer Cory Randle collects trash in the parking lot of City Hall as part of the community Main Street Cleanup & Planting project in Riverside on Saturday, March 18, 2023. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Mesa View Elementary School’s Leona Mathis gets help putting on...

    Mesa View Elementary School’s Leona Mathis gets help putting on her chef’s hat during the Sodexo Education Future Chefs competition at Ethan A. Chase Middle School in Menifee on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • King’s Emily Ausmus has been selected as the IE Varsity...

    King’s Emily Ausmus has been selected as the IE Varsity Girl’s Water Polo Player of the Year and is headed to USC, in Riverside on Friday, March 10, 2023. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Mountain resident Rainer Farfan, 41, of Crestline digs his Nissan...

    Mountain resident Rainer Farfan, 41, of Crestline digs his Nissan Altima out from under about 6-8 feet of snow on Crest Forest Drive after the recent storm in Crestline on Saturday, March 4, 2023. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • From left, Rocio Aguayo, 26, Rocio Aguayo, 56, holding her...

    From left, Rocio Aguayo, 26, Rocio Aguayo, 56, holding her granddaughter, Rocio Aguayo, 6-months-old and Alicia Aguayo, 26, stand in their front yard with freight train tracks at the end of the block in San Bernardino on Friday, March 3, 2023. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Stephen Calleros begins to clear up to 6 feet of...

    Stephen Calleros begins to clear up to 6 feet of snow off the roof of Diane’s Saddleback Grill and Hotel in Lake Arrowhead on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Norma Miro, from La Puente, shovels snow out of the...

    Norma Miro, from La Puente, shovels snow out of the driveway of the rental property she shared with her family for the last week in Wrightwood so they can move their vehicles on Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2023. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Heritage High School students Maylin Sanders, right, and Samantha Gallegos,...

    Heritage High School students Maylin Sanders, right, and Samantha Gallegos, second from right, compete with their Dance team in the tug-of-war competition during the Patriot Olympics at the Menifee school on Friday, March 24, 2023. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Heritage High School senior Nykell Edwards, 17, does a flip...

    Heritage High School senior Nykell Edwards, 17, does a flip as his team 4KT is introduced prior to the Patriot Olympics at the Menifee school on Friday, Mar. 24, 2023. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Corona’s Josh Springer, right, avoids the tag by second baseman...

    Corona’s Josh Springer, right, avoids the tag by second baseman Steven Jones, left, during the 4th inning in Corona on Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2023. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Spencer Szczygiel, executive director of Temecula Valley Winery Management, sits...

    Spencer Szczygiel, executive director of Temecula Valley Winery Management, sits in the Thompson & Twain Prospecting Co. in Temecula on Monday, Mar. 6, 2023. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • A sportsman driver walks through the staging lanes at the...

    A sportsman driver walks through the staging lanes at the newly renamed In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip during qualifying for the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona on Thursday, March 30, 2023. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Three-time NASCAR Cup champion and now nitro team owner Tony...

    Three-time NASCAR Cup champion and now nitro team owner Tony Stewart prepares for his opening round qualifying run in Top Alchohol Dragster at the newly renamed In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip during qualifying for the NHRA Winternationals in Pomona on Friday, March 31, 2023. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Los Osos head coach Dawnesha Buckner celebrates after cutting down...

    Los Osos head coach Dawnesha Buckner celebrates after cutting down the net after defeating Redondo in Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2023. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

  • Los Osos’ Jackie Polk, left, celebrates with Hailey Estrada, right,...

    Los Osos’ Jackie Polk, left, celebrates with Hailey Estrada, right, after scoring in the second half against Redondo in Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)

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